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A lease for more than 7 years must be registered at HM Land Registry. If it is not registered, it is not a valid legal lease. The Landlord (so Mr B.) would continue to hold the legal estate rather than yourself.
I understand. That is correct, the tenant has a statutory obligation to register the transaction within two months of the date on which it completed. If it fails to do so, at the end of the two month period, the transaction becomes void in respect of the legal interest.
Is there anything else I can clarify?
Potentially but I would advise a personal appointment with a specialist, hence, why a local solicitor is ideal, to allow you to see the solicitor in person and to explain all the intricacies of your case.
It appears you may even have a claim against your former solicitors for not registering the lease.
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