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Can you tell me a little more about the court orders that you are receiving please?
The court order, is this an order against you for possession?
So it looks like he has sold it to two people, at the same time?
It all seems a little bit of a mess really.
The law says that to sell a property completely, you have to have the agreement evidenced in writing.
So no written agreement probably means you haven't purchased it.
However, you may have a tenancy up until the point you do actually pucahse it by the paperwork being completed and going through.
Verbal agreements for the transfer of land are unenforceable, however, it might be that you have a tenancy instead. The money you've paid might be claimable back from him if not paid as rent.
As you're a business,when you started trading, you would have had the option to sign a special document to exempt yourself from the provisions of the landlord and tenant act 1954. did you do this?
Those are the worst cases when you feel you've been set-up by a friend.
You do have rights here.
As a business, you will be protected by the 1954 Act, and this will prevent any new purchaser simply from removing you.
If the landlord agrees to back out of the second contract, and the other purchaser agrees, then yes, he could allow you to buy it. It does require agreement though.
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