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Trying to get head round Leasehold wording

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  • Trying to get head round Leasehold wording

    Can anybody help me, please!

    Mum passed away late last year and we have put her flat on the market and an offer has been accepted, back in February,the buyer asked if the loft was included and as she was the upstairs flat and the loft hatch can only be accessed by her flat and my dad had been using the loft space for the last 30 odd years with his railway layout we automatically assumed that the loft was included...............wrong, even though the lease states that all of the building above the floor joists including the roof belongs to the demised flat and must be repaired and kept in good condition. The buyers solicitor have said that even though we have to keep the roof and structures in good repair we don't have the loft space included, but the lease doesn't say if it is or isn't included.
    There is over 900 years left on the lease, there have been three different freeholders since Mum has lived there and they have all been okay about the loft space, it only seems that the current freeholder is the one who is digging his heels in and not replying to any of our letters or a deed of variation. Is there anything else we can do, any replies would be gratefully received.
    Many thanks (getting rather bald and dizzy this end)!!!
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