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Thomas, Solicitor
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Can an individual be joint owner of a freehold and also sole

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Can an individual be joint owner of a freehold and also sole owner of a lease on the same property?
Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.
Yes. Basically it is quite often the case with a property that is constituted of 3 or 4 flats that the lessees (ie. The tenants of the individual leases on each flat) will be jointly all named together on the freehold for the property.
There is no legal restriction to this division of ownership.
It really is quite common.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Humm,ok. I was under the impression that you could not be the Freeholder and Lessee on the same property - is it because the multliple names on the freehold then allows for one or more (but not all) of the same to a lease?
Well, yes, pretty much.
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