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Ex local authority flat freehold or leasehold?

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  • Ex local authority flat freehold or leasehold?

    I currently own a top floor ex local authority flat in Scotland, there are 6 flats in the building and 4 of which are still council owned. Any repairs required to the building or gardens etc are maintained by the council and I would pay my share.

    My question is this - is my flat leasehold or freehold - I am not sure if it is either as I do not own the building or the grounds and I do not have a lease for any length of time I just own my flat outright. Does that mean the Council are the freeholders?

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    Re: Ex local authority flat freehold or leasehold?

    It could be different in Scotland (different legal system) but in England you would probably have a leasehold interest (possibly commonhold, though) with the council or a housing association as freeholder
    This is based on my experience as a conveyancing solicitor in England, but I do not accept liability for information I give in this forum