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Hello Do I have legal right to buy the freehold of my property?

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Do I have legal right to buy the freehold of my property? Even if there is only two flats in the block, or a flat above a shop?
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LondonlawyerJ :

I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this.

LondonlawyerJ :

The fact that there are only 2 flats is not necessarily a problem but if more than 25% of the internal floor area of the building, excluding any common parts, is neither used or intended to be used purposes then the building will not qualify.

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And also there is no right of collective enfranchisement where: the building is a conversion into four or fewer flats; and not a purpose-built block; and the same person has owned the freehold since before the conversion of the building into flats; and he or an adult member of his family has lived there past 12 months

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