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    • Grezz24
    • By Grezz24 15th May 18, 10:19 AM
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    How to find out if Freehold?
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    • 15th May 18, 10:19 AM
    How to find out if Freehold? 15th May 18 at 10:19 AM
    Hello,

    I am looking at a couple of sites with Persimmon:
    https://www.persimmonhomes.com/the-pastures-10299
    https://www.persimmonhomes.com/the-willows-10591

    and having read the horror stories around freehold/leasehold im trying to find if these sites are freehold. Is there anyway to find out (the persimmon website doesnt say) such as online resources?

    The sites are closed for two days hence why i cannot ring.

    Thanks
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    • whatdoyouthink...
    • By whatdoyouthink... 15th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 11:28 AM
    If both sites are closed try giving head office a call, they should be able to give you this info.
    • squirrel99
    • By squirrel99 15th May 18, 1:53 PM
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    • #3
    • 15th May 18, 1:53 PM
    • #3
    • 15th May 18, 1:53 PM
    you can check whether a property is freehold on this Government website:

    https://search-property-information.service.gov.uk/drv/
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 15th May 18, 2:21 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th May 18, 2:21 PM
    • #4
    • 15th May 18, 2:21 PM
    you can check whether a property is freehold on this Government website:

    https://search-property-information.service.gov.uk/drv/
    Originally posted by squirrel99
    It's not going to be much use for a property which hasn't previously been registered under its own title - all the existing registers can tell you is that Persimmon (presumably) own the freehold to the building site, not whether they intend to sell the freehold or a leasehold.
    • Grezz24
    • By Grezz24 15th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:28 PM
    what are peoples views on buying leasehold?
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 15th May 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:32 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:32 PM
    There are some interesting comments here

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5842858
    • Caraway90
    • By Caraway90 15th May 18, 3:58 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 3:58 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 3:58 PM
    what are peoples views on buying leasehold?
    Originally posted by Grezz24
    I would never buy a leasehold house out of principle. To me it comes across as pure greed.
    FTB 2017
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 15th May 18, 4:04 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:04 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:04 PM
    I thought all new build houses had to be freehold now ?
    • wjr4
    • By wjr4 15th May 18, 4:06 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th May 18, 4:06 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:06 PM
    Slightly off topic but I wish house prices were that cheap in Essex!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 15th May 18, 4:07 PM
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    I thought all new build houses had to be freehold now ?
    Originally posted by Akahotpot
    Decided, yes. But don't think it's actually been legislated yet.


    Wouldn't touch a new build leasehold house with a bargepole anyway, let alone cos they'll be even harder to sell in the very near future!


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42439155
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    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 15th May 18, 6:40 PM
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    what are peoples views on buying leasehold?
    Originally posted by Grezz24
    I beleive amazon sell bargepoles but even then I wouldn't go there. (Assuming you mean a leasehold new house)
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