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Thanks for your response. It's a purpose built maisonette, there are two properties in the building. When I originally bought the property I was told it was purpose built, is there any way I can find out? Does that make a difference?
So I don't have a right to buy the share of freehold? Do I have a right to extend the lease? Extending the lease doesn't enable me to change any of the terms so it's not ideal. If I definitely can't buy a share of freehold, the only impetus for me to extend the lease would be to ensure that a sale went through easily. I have no intentions of selling to the occupants upstairs, they are untrustworthy. Should the two previous owners have given me an opportunity to purchase the freehold when they sold the property?
What can I do with the rest of the situation? If I take a complaint to the police, is there anything they can do / would be interested in doing to support me? Would they not be interested? Have I left it too long? Can I achieve anything from it? I'm a single female living alone.
Thanks, ***** ***** helpful. Do you have any surveyors you could recommend?
If not, I'll google and get a few recommendations