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Buying the whole building

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    Hi all,

    Last year I purchased the freehold on a two bed maisonette without viewing it myself. My partner saw it and loved it. I was heavily pregnant living 200 miles away from our new home.
    My solicitor advised not to take the freehold as it was attached to a block of flats, we later found this not to be true and after moving in, we tried to contact the freeholder who lived in the upstairs part of the house to try and get the freehold.
    This week we found that he had died so no letters were received. We met his two sons who are now in the process of clearing out his belongings. They offered us first refusal on it and I just wondered how I would go about purchasing the upstairs instead of moving into a bigger place elsewhere. Would I keep my current mortgage or could I extend it to the upstairs? Would I just have to buy the freehold in order to own It?

    It's all a bit beyond me. I would just love to have all three floors