Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • AmyAlex
    • By AmyAlex 12th Oct 16, 10:41 AM
    • 5Posts
    • 0Thanks
    AmyAlex
    Freeholder permissions
    • #1
    • 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
Page 1
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 12th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
    • 3,879 Posts
    • 3,451 Thanks
    davidmcn
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
    • #2
    • 12th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
    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
    • 3,853 Posts
    • 3,488 Thanks
    eddddy
    • #3
    • 12th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
    • #3
    • 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.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

4,374Posts Today

6,911Users online

Martin's Twitter