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I own a two-storey maisonette which has a 74 year lease. Underneath

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I own a two-storey maisonette which has a 74 year lease. Underneath me is one other flat, also on a lease. In other words there are two flats in this former Victorian house.
I am the freeholder for the entire property. I have been told I cannot extend my own lease as I am the sole leaseholder, and the sole name on the freehold.
I am now selling my property and the potential buyer wants to know if he can have the lease extended. What is the best way forward?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.


Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

Are you also selling the Freehold?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes. that is my plan - to sell the whole lot, as I bought it

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes. I am planning to sell the freehold with the property as I bought it