Flying Freehold Matters

Posted on 8 April 2011 by margaret


I purchased a flat in a block of four on a 99 year lease, turn's out landlord name is only registered in 75% of the freehold and one of the resident leasehold flat owners in the same block is the registered owner of the freehold in their own flat,

In other words, the two registered and separate freehold title numbers in our block of four flats were not held in common ownership on the date I completed the purchase of the leasehold title number in one of the flats in the block of four flats. Can you please explain my legal position concerning the 99 year lease, and is the leasehold title number I purchased in the flat defective. I would also like to know if I should be paying any annual ground rent and service charges to the landlord who only had 75% of the freehold interest over our block of flour flats when I completed my purchase of one of the leasehold flats.

Margaret,

I have referred your enquiry to our in house solicitors, Rollingsons and you can expect to hear back from them by e mail in the near future.

Peter

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