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I am thinking of buying a leasehold ground floor maisonette.

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I am thinking of buying a leasehold ground floor maisonette. The freeholder seems to feel as he is taking no yearly maintenance fee that he has no responsibility for the maintenance. Can this be right and who should be paying the building insurance?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.
No this is not right - the freeholder will still have duties and obligations and these will be set out in detail in the leasehold document ('the lease'). That will also set out who has the responsibility for the building insurance - in most cases it is the freeholder. It is important that this is resolved before you buy the property. Please rate positive.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you!

Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 years ago.

my pleasure