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About 2 days ago 92
Served with a Collective Enfranchisement Notice Under S.13 of the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993. I am freeholder of the property, and reside there.
The notice states that the Leaseholders are claiming the flat I live in and the garden areas that have been my sole use since purchase. It appears there are lots of advice for Leaseholders, but scant direct advice for Landlords in this instance. i.e. Leaseholders must pay ‘reasonable legal charges for this process’, but nothing stated when that money is liable.
Does this mean that I, as Freeholder, must bear these charges first and foremost and claim those back at a later stage? Seems pretty one-sided to me, although principally I have no objection to the sale, its going to be costly, and why would the notice claim leaseback of my flat, which co-incidentally has no lease, it is freehold.
Any legal advice appreciated
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