The UK's independent property information site

Go Back   Home Move: property forum > Property Forums > Selling Property

Selling Property Discussions about selling a house, flat, or other home and dwelling.

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 20-01-2016, 11:55 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1
Default Selling shared freehold flat- problems with other freeholder


Posting here as seems like lots of knowledgeable people on board when the rest of the internet has failed me!
Boyfriend is selling his ground-floor flat in London and has share of freehold. Upstairs is a family who are the other freeholders; the woman who lives there co-owns with sister abroad.
In short, the woman is uncooperative with providing the signed documents that allow him to sell and now says they have been posted to the solicitor but they've not been received. She never says an outright "no" to requests but never delivers on anything and is very hard to get hold of (won't give email or phone number, doesn't answer door etc). It took 18 months to get the lease extended recently.
There is no declaration in trust in place so what can he do to move her along and fulfill her responsibilities? He can't be expected to now have to live there all his life (!) because of her and he's worried he's going to lose the sale.... Is there any legal recourse? Under what grounds could he threaten court action and would this need to be declared to future buyers?

All advice gratefully received as he's at his wits end about this. Thanks
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Property Boards
Buying Property Selling Property Estate Agents Solicitors & Legal Builders & Developments
Property Development Home Improvements Buying Property Abroad

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

Important Notice: does not provide professional advice on any aspect of buying, selling, developing or investing property. All posts are provided as lay opinions and not personal professional guidance. You should always seek a qualified professional for professional advice in relation to your personal circumstances. The forums are not monitored, and the site administrators cannot be held liable for the content of the forum. If you have any objection to any post on the forums, please either use the Report Post feature, or else Contact Us to ensure such content is properly dealt with. We are not responsible for third party links on the site.