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Vacant leasehold property advice - Please help

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  • Vacant leasehold property advice - Please help

    Hi, I'm new to this so please bear with me.

    There's a house in my area where the registered leaseholder has recently passed away.

    I've obtained a copy of the registration documents from the landregistrys website and it has the former proprieter listed as the absolute title holder although I'm pretty sure that he never bought the freehold.

    I have family who live in a similar property which they never paid rent on but were able to purchase the freehold as they were unable to locate the freeholder (which I know is the same company that went out-of-business over 50 years ago).

    My question is, if the title is absolute, does this pass to the occupiers next of kin (estranged family) or is there any way in which I could occupy the property and/or purchase the freehold.