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    • rainbow_carnage
    • By rainbow_carnage 9th Oct 17, 4:27 PM
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    Who owns the loft space?
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    • 9th Oct 17, 4:27 PM
    Who owns the loft space? 9th Oct 17 at 4:27 PM
    We own a first-floor leasehold flat and would like to convert the loft space above us. The loft space is not mentioned in either our lease or the lease of the downstairs flat. We and the owners of the downstairs flat are jointly responsible for the maintenance and repair of the roof, as well as the outside walls that surround the loft space. There are two water tanks in the loft, one for each flat, though neither is in use.

    I'm trying to figure out who owns the loft space. Is it the freeholder? Or is it jointly owned by us and the owners of the downstairs flat?

    I would assume that it's the freeholder, but since the two leaseholders and not the freeholder are responsible for the roof, does that mean that we have some claim to the space?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • rainbow_carnage
    • By rainbow_carnage 10th Oct 17, 8:19 AM
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    The fact the neighbours have had conversions in the past doesn't automatically mean you would get permission to do the same though.
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    Do you mean from the council? Obviously, there are no guarantees, but I'm fairly confident that they won't object. They've given planning permission for several identical conversions on the same street in the past few years, including one two doors down in 2015.
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