John cooney

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Saturday 11th July 2020


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John cooney

16:04 PM, 19th September 2020, About 11 months ago

Freehold sale - First refusal?

Reply to the comment left by gcat uk at 09/09/2020 - 12:22
Hi, thanks for the reply, I need to explain the situation a bit more clearly, because of an incompetent solicitor I did not get a share of the freehold first time round, I accept that because it was about 15 years ago, the property is a three-storey semi detached house split into a ground floor flat and a first and second floor maisonette, when I bought the ground floor flat it was on a 99 year lease, the maisonette was also sold on a 99-year lease, the owner of the maisonette was the person who bought the freehold because of my incompetent solicitor, so now it is a property with just 1 lease holder,me. Moving forward to the present day, the freeholder has died and left the property to his family who have sold the property including the freehold to a new owner so I dont know if I have any rights regarding getting a share of the freehold. My main problem now is that I know the new owner is a property developer and has every intention of using the maisonette for a comercial use, either a shared property/multiple occupation, or student property, my lease states only one family can live upstairs, I believe this would break the conditions of my lease and would also break the planning conditions of the local authority, what would my legal standing be against these breaches?... Read More

John cooney

12:47 PM, 4th August 2020, About A year ago

Freehold sale - First refusal?

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 18/07/2020 - 09:33Hi, thanks for replying, the reason I did not get a share of the freehold first time around was because of an incompetent solicitor, yes I do live in the property, when I extended the lease the ground rent was £50 per year but this was changed to £0,
My lease states that I pay one-third of any charges and the maisonette owner pays two-thirds, my problem is the owner of the maisonette is the leaseholder and the freeholder who I now know is a property developer and is hoping to split the maisonette into a number of self-contained flats on the two floors.... Read More