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house is on the land registry as freehold AND leasehold

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  • house is on the land registry as freehold AND leasehold

    Hello

    The house is on the land register as freehold, but there's also an entry for the same property as leasehold. The vendor says it is freehold.

    I've bought and downloaded both registers but I'm confused. Can anybody help?

    The LEASHOLD title deed says:
    Property Register:
    10.01.1967
    particulars - term: 99 years from 24 June 1936
    parties - Person X
    The lessor's title is registered

    Title good leasehold:
    10.01.1967 proprietor: Person Y

    The FREEHOLD title deed says:
    Property register:
    27.06.1974
    A conveyance of the land in this title dated 27 Sept 1976 between ... and Person Y contains the following provisions

    Proprietorship register:
    Title absolute - 27.06.1974 - Proprietor: Person Y

    Charges register:
    Lease dated 31 Dec 1936 to Person X from 24 June 1936.


    Can anybody help me understand if this is def freehold?

    Thank you!

  • #2
    Re: house is on the land registry as freehold AND leasehold

    Person Y had the lease and then bought the freehold - he is his own landlord.

    Possibly he has/had a mortgage on the leasehold title but not on the freehold. The leasehold title could be "merged" into the freehold and removed, but probably nobody has bothered. No big deal.
    RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
    As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.

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    • #3
      Re: house is on the land registry as freehold AND leasehold

      So long as the solicitors tell you its a free-hold when you buy the property, then I would go with that.

      Regards,
      Randeep
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