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Daily Post North WalesProperty Insider: Homes you can buy for £50000 or lessDaily Post North WalesAsking prices for homes have increased in October but there are still plenty of bargains to be had. According to the latest index from property site Rightmove, a £3,432 hike on average compared to the previous month, is the largest shift seen at this ...
The IndependentHouse prices in English market towns now £30000 higher than surrounding areasThe IndependentHouses in England's picturesque market towns are now more than £30,000 pricier than properties in neighbouring areas, new research shows. The towns command an average 12 per cent premium over areas in the rest of their county, according to a report ...and more »
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Telegraph.co.ukMoney Makeover: 'I'm 33 with three properties. Should I use a £70k windfall to buy more property or pay off my ...Telegraph.co.ukAt 33 Jo Barker is ready for a career change. She currently works as a complaints investigator for the Government but has wanted to be a foster carer for as long as she can remember. Ms Barker said she could not continue to work full time, or keep the ...
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I am a joint freeholder in a house which consists of two purpose built maisonettes.

I live in the ground floor property and the other freeholder lives above me. The Freeholder upstairs wants to undertake a loft conversion. I have several questions I was hoping you might be able to help me with? How does the loft conversion affect the terms of our lease which was originally written for one Freeholder who sold the lease to us, making us joint Freeholders? Presumably now we are both joint freeholders the lease is now not up to date and definately won't be if the surface area of flat above me is increased. Should the lease be re-written and at whose cost? I know the roof is old and needs replacing. We would need to share that cost presumably. Where would I stand with that as wish to only pay for the roof and not for other modifications necessary for the loft conversion? How do I protect my property from the builders hired for the job? This is the part that terrifies me as the property is old (1910-1912) and already proving to be rather fragile. We have had many leaks. Also I have just spent a huge amount of money updating the flat and garden IF you could help me with this looming decision I would be very grateful. thanks Molly
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