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    • t45
    • By t45 12th Apr 18, 1:41 PM
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    Freeholder requesting to see lease
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:41 PM
    Freeholder requesting to see lease 12th Apr 18 at 1:41 PM

    Hello,
    If the freeholder has requested a copy of my lease do I have to give it to them, and all of it for them to look or if they are just requesting a specific part relating to a specific area can I not just send them this? They would like to check something and itís in relation into a potential sale of one of the other flat in the building.
    What are my rights in this matter?
    Surely they should already have details of my lease?
    Many thanks,
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    • kirtondm
    • By kirtondm 12th Apr 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:45 PM
    What payment are they offering?
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 12th Apr 18, 1:45 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:45 PM
    They should already have details of your lease, but may have lost or misplaced it and want to see if you a copy.

    They have no rights to demand to see your copy of the lease, but not sending them a copy would seem to be likely to antagonise a relationship that you want to be good; who knows when you will need the freeholder to agree to something...
    • t45
    • By t45 12th Apr 18, 1:51 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 1:51 PM
    They have requested to see if so they can check something - I just feel a bit suspicious - we already don't have the best relationship - they have said they would like to check something in terms of what I thought was a communal space shared by all the flats - one of the other flats in the building is undergoing sale and the buyers of this have asked for something specific in terms of a communal space - i.e they want to have their own part of it!
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 12th Apr 18, 2:10 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:10 PM
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    • 12th Apr 18, 2:10 PM
    The freeholder could (probably) get a copy of your lease from Land Registry for a small fee - I guess they want to save a bit of time, so are asking you.

    As others say, it's up to you whether you want to do the freeholder a favour.

    You might also be doing your neighbour a favour, by helping to speed up the sale of their property. Again, it's up to you whether you want to do that.

    (So providing a copy is unlikely to change the outcome, it might just speed up the process.)
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