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Hi Ian, thanks for your enquiry. As your Solicitor has said- you don't have anything to worry about and you will indeed be buying a Freehold property. What has happened is that the deceased owner purchased the property as a Leasehold property, and then at some point has then purchased the Freehold Or when he originally purchased the property, there were separate Freehold and Leasehold titles. Sometimes, when you purchase a property which used to be Leasehold. there will be separate titles for the Leasehold and Freehold- there is no problem with this nor is there anything for you to worry about. Both titles can be merged so all you end up with is a Freehold title, and it sounds like this is what is going to happen. So, to sum up, there is no defect or anything for you to worry about. I hope this assists. If so, please would you be kind enough to rate my answer. Kind Regards Al