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The freeholder would be in breach of covenant if they do that, which is why they are asking you to agree to the Deed of Variation of your lease.
Otherwise you could sue your freeholder for breach of contract.
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The fact that the freeholder has got the others to sign the Deed of Variation without any compensation is a matter between them. If you refuse to sign, the freeholder may still go ahead with the sale and the new owner does not have to honour your rights of access over the land.
Your recourse would be against the freeholder and you may sue them for damages for breach of covenant. It would then be a question of how much you can negotiate to get out of them without going to court or asking a court to award you damages of xyz amount.
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Yes, that is why you would be taking action against the freeholder as your right in your lease will have been taken away from you thanks to the freeholder's actions. So you sue them for breach of covenant /breach of your lease.
That is a moot point as you could argue that you have a right of access and they could argue that they own the land without having granted any access rights.
A court would be able to determine the issue.
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I will look to answer your queries and I think answer them relatively quickly in essence you could go and stand on the land but this would be trespass because your rights over the land would cease once the land was sold to the new owner. You would not get £250,000 or anything near £250,000 if you sued the freeholder, you could continue to refuse to sign the deed of variation but the freeholder could sell the land to the new owner anyway and sure you could sue them but you will get nominal compensation given your right is access to the land not ownership of the land. I trust this assists