Originally Posted by bri007
Spoke to solicitor, genuinely haven’t a clue what he was talking to me about and I’m more confused as I was before!
I asked about buying the freehold back and he said oh hold your horses..... you have to buy the leasehold first and then obtain the freehold.
I said ok but how do I go about it. He said it’s not part of buying the house and I shouldn’t be bothered by it. I said I want to get the freehold. Again he said in a few years it’s something to consider. Then I pushed more and he said it had 5-6 different interested parties and he said it would be very complicated!
Again couldn’t say if it was possible to obtain or not.
So am I right in saying now all houses are able to be purchased the freehold back?
I’m totally confused
There's a tale on here about a guy buying a house in Sligo only to find out that a chunk of the small front garden had been CPO'd for road alterations by the Council.
The solicitor told him he'd checked out the folio map on it and that it was nothing to worry about.
"Did the solicitor tell you this in writing?"
Have your solicitor give you a written thumbnail of the current status and how you go about obtaining freehold in the future. With an approximation for the legal and leasehold purchase costs likely to be involved.
You can't be expected to go in eyes close on potential future issues and need him to give you a written steer - so that if it goes pear shaped you have him on the hook.
"Nothing to worry about" on the phone won't count if you encounter trouble later.