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12:22 PM, 9th September 2020, About 11 months ago

Freehold sale - First refusal?

Hi,

Have you talked to a specialized solicitor about this? It sounds as though the first time the freehold was sold you were incorrectly left out of the sale process (and you can claim against that freeholder). He should have served you and the other tenant an S5 notice, and you and the other tenant would have had to jointly accept the notice and initiate the freehold transfer. If the landlord did not serve the S5 notice, he is committing a criminal offence (see https://www.lease-advice.org/advice-guide/right-first-refusal/#s-16-1). Let's say you want to ignore this and pursue the purchase now. If the freeholder is not a resident of the building and there are only two tenants (you being one of them(, then again, the correct process is for the landlord to issue an S5 notice to both tenants, his failure to issue the notice is a criminal offence. If both of you agree to purchase the freehold, then you initiate the process to accept the offer and follow the steps. If the offer is not accepted, then the landlord is free to sell to whoever wants to buy it (after a period of time), but at the same price he demanded when offered to you.... Read More

gcat uk

5:27 AM, 10th July 2016, About 5 years ago

Valuation of storage space taken?

Hi, thanks for your reply. I have lost 4 cubic meters of usable storage space. Thanks for all the ideas on how to value the space.

My own calculation was that it must be worth at least 20k. But I need to find an expert that can confirm this. Any recommendations on how to do this? I am struggling to find someone that could help.

Does anyone here know what the consequences of simply taking the space back myself could be? From what I have seen so far, it seems they could only claim for any damages to their property, so provided these are minimized, it seems to me this could be the quickest/cheapest route.... Read More