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Hi, If I buy the freehold, on which there is a house owned

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Hi,
If I buy the freehold, on which there is a house owned by the current occupant.
Can the land be broken into smaller plots?
Can a new lease be written?
Can there be a rent increase?
Ant other advice on this matter, would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks
Gary
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.
I am Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Could you explain the position a little more, please.
Are you saying that the occupier of the house has a long term Lease over the house and land?
Thanks
AL
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes that's correct

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hi Gary,
Thanks for your reply, and I am now clear on the position.
I'm afraid the current occupant will have a long term Lease over the whole of the land, so if you were to buy the Freehold, all you would be entitled to is the yearly rent as stated in the Lease.
As the occupant has a long term Lease over the whole of the land, this means he has the right to occupy the whole of the land for the duration of the land. You won't therefore be entitled to "take over" any of the land and occupy it yourself, for example.
I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position.
Kind Regards
AL
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