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If a freehold of a residential property is originally owned by one person (referred to as the landlord in a lease the person grants) and is later owned by two people, are they both called landlords and are they both bound by the original lease in the same way?

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Produced in partnership with Shabnam Ali-Khan of Russell-Cooke
Published on LexisPSL on 04/05/2021

The following Property Q&A produced in partnership with Shabnam Ali-Khan of Russell-Cooke provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If a freehold of a residential property is originally owned by one person (referred to as the landlord in a lease the person grants) and is later owned by two people, are they both called landlords and are they both bound by the original lease in the same way?

If a freehold of a residential property is originally owned by one person (referred to as the landlord in a lease the person grants) and is later owned by two people, are they both called landlords and are they both bound by the original lease in the same way?

Where two individuals jointly own the freehold of a property subject to a lease, they will usually collectively be referred to as the landlord or the freeholder. They will collectively both be bound by the same lease/leases in the building. This will include ensuring the freeholder obligations are complied

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