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  • Change of title on freehold

    Good morning,

    Any advise on this matter would be fantastic.

    I am in the process of selling my flat and am currently under offer.

    The freehold to the property is held by two brothers. One passed away eight years ago and the other passed away about four weeks after we accepted an offer.

    I have been in touch with the freeholders sons who will be managing the ground rent on behalf of their elderly mothers.

    My question is,

    I was contacted yesterday by the buyers solicitor asking for a £3000 retention so that they can change the title to the wives of the freeholders on the lease.

    How much should this cost, and should I be expected to do this?

    Thanks for reading

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    Re: Change of title on freehold

    I am in the UK.

    Even a rough figure will give me an idea.

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    • #3
      Re: Change of title on freehold

      You should not be expected to pay for this.
      I would suggest you tell the seller to sort this out.
      It has nothing to do with you really, unless you want to extend the lease.
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