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    • AmyAlex
    • By AmyAlex 12th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
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    Freeholder permissions
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    • 12th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
    Freeholder permissions 12th Oct 16 at 10:41 AM
    We are in the process on buying a flat and have been advised to check on freeholder permissions.

    Can anyone advise where its possible to view that any works etc that have been done on the property if needed permission that it was granted, as we dont want to get stung later along the line for anything that didnt and we would have to deal with retrospectively.

    Many thanks
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 12th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
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    You ask the seller (or rather, your solicitors will normally do it on your behalf). They're not on any sort of public register.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 12th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
    ... plus you can make your own simple checks. Read the lease to see what types of alterations need freeholder consent, then check things like:

    - does the layout of the flat match the lease plan
    - do the flat's windows look different to those in other flats (suggesting they've been changed).

    In another thread, you mention a new kitchen and bathroom. If you're concerned, you can ask (via solicitors) whether the freeholder's consent was required for this, and whether it was obtained.
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