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Do you have a copy of the lease please?
yes but I am struggling to attach or copy and paste it to you
No that is ok.
If you have a signed copy then I can't see how they can say it is a licence.
In any event you can write and say that you decline possession and they need to seek a Court order.
Then at that stage a Judge would look at it and decide whether to grant possession.
On the basis you have a valid 25 year lease signed, I can't see how they could possibly take this.
but it was signed with previous owner so is it still legally binding with new owners
Ah yes, I see what they are getting at.
In that case sadly no
Your contract is only binding with the owner that signed it
If there are new owners as you say, then sadly unless the lease itself says it is transferred then no
You need to check the wording
even though it was for 25 yrs
But otherwise the lease ends when the person went bankrupt.
ok thanks for your advice
You need to see whether it gives you right to termination upon sale.
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