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I have bought a lease property in May 2014. I am being chased

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I have bought a lease property in May 2014. I am being chased for outstanding ground rent for the period (Jun'14-Dec'14) by Dorchester Ground Rent Management. I have had no invoice for the above charge. This is because they were not notified about the change of ownership. Who's responsibility is it to issue such a notiffication of the change of the ownership? Myself ? the Seller ? My solicitor or the sellers solicitor ?
Your prompt response would be appreciated. Mrs D.Harrison note new e-mail *****@******.***
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.
I am Al and am happy to assist you with your enquiry.
Your Solicitor was under a duty to serve a "Notice of Transfer" on Dorchester, to confirm you are the new Leaseholder. There is always a fee payable to Dorchester for them to acknowledge receipt of the Notice, which again your Solicitor should have included on the Completion Statement, when requesting funds from you shortly before completion.
I therefore suggest that you contact your Solicitor in the morning!
I hope this helps and answers your question.
Kind Regards
AL
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you ever so much. Will speak to my solicitor i the morning.

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Thanks.
If you are happy with my Answer, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.
Kind Regards
AL
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