Yes exactly I bought 50% in 2003 and the other 50% in 2013
One thing I noticed on the land registry document which I had to request from my Solicitor, the one who dealt with the Housing Association purchase, it said something about a 99 year lease on the second page but on the front page it had me as the sole owner but as you can imagine I was so concerned and worried, but then I kept thinking to myself it cant possibly be leasehold as the Housing Association and also the Solicitor when questioned about it said it was definitely freehold. Should I sign this contract that states it is leasehold or wait until it changes to freehold, I am concerned that if the woman who is actually buying my house sees her part of the contract which states it is leasehold she might change her mind about buying the property. Is there anything I can do to chase things up a bit, two weeks is a long time to wait, I know it isn't very nice to say but the Solicitor who was dealing with this had to be reminded so many times about things, she should have sorted all this out, should she not. Louise. I notice I don't seem to have Thomas dealing with this anymore will another Solicitor know what we have been discussing?
Hi Thomas, just one more question, which now makes me feel unsettled. The completion date when I bought my 100% was 30th Aug 2013 and I found a letter from my solicitor when I was sorting out my deeds to send off. This letter was dated 30th Aug 2013 completion day I would have received it on the 31st or later maybe, it says We have received a copy of the lease that still applies to your property although you are buying the freehold, the conditions still affect your use of the building and so attach a copy, any queries please let us know and in brackets before completion or otherwise any issues will be too late. We confirm we have clear search results and funds and are hopeful we can complete today. which we did, I cant understand why I received this letter after the completion date and all I can imagine is I had completed and just put the letter on file, thinking nothing of it. Something just isn't right here. Louise.
Hi again, sorry to be such a pest but I am very concerned and while I am talking with you I would like to say once again I have asked my Solicitor a number of times about the freehold and she says she has been in touch with the land registry to sort things out and again she says it just needs to be changed but then I find this letter that she has sent after completion. Have you ever heard of a case where you own 100% of a property which is leasehold, if it is what would happen after 99years, although I wont be here, it will definitely be difficult to sell and I honestly would not have paid all this money out, I paid a substantial amount in 2003 and then again in 2013 it was a lot more than I expected to pay but I wanted to own my own home. Can I ask you once again should I sign this contract that states the property is leasehold or not. If the worst comes to the worst what can I do or say if my Solicitor now comes back to me and says it is leasehold and all the way through my buying process I have been led to believe it to be freehold, with not a mention from either the Housing Association or my Solicitor to make me think anything different, until I receive a letter after completion. What can I do next? Louise.