pluto2468 wrote:I purchased a live/work unit two years ago and as the apartment had never been used as live/work but only residential, I successfully put in a planning application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use.
In order to change the conditions of my lease I contacted the feeholder “Avonbraid Limited”. However, they told me that by changing the use of the property, I’m in breach of my lease conditions. Now they request 50% of the value increase of the property as well as paying all transaction fees as well as the evaluation survey.
I do understand that they do want to charge a fee, but 50% of the value increase as well as taking over all transaction and solicitor fees seems over the top.
In the meanwhile I do not feel the need to change the lease anymore but the freeholder keeps blackmailing me that I need to change the lease to their conditions.
Does anyone know if the freeholder can force me changing the lease to their conditions?
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