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Just to be clear your mum owns the freehold or the leasehold of the flat please?
Unsure i think yes, the building is over 100 years old and she bubought it from my grandmother around 30 years ago
Can you check?
It would be usual just to have the flats.
Normally one would own the freehold and the flat / shop would be leased.
The title deed is at the solicitors office so i can't be sure i could fetch it tomorrow
Yes I will need to know.
Because if she does not own the freehold then it could cause a problem
Can you let me know tomorrow?
Its freehold just been told by the old owners of the shop
Ok. Who owns the freehold your mum?
Ok good. What she needs to do is formally write with the quotes and ask for the money within 14 days or say she will go to Court.
If they do not then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
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