New twist in the great British leasehold rip-off: Homeowners are charged thousands of pounds more than their neighbours to buy freeholds

Homeowners who bought new-build houses on a Barrett development have spoken out after discovering they paid thousands of pounds more for their freeholds compared to their neighbours who bought them just months later.
They paid the extra amount because they bought the freeholds at the same time as they bought the homes - which were marketed for sale as leasehold properties.
Had they waited just a few months later until after they had moved into their new properties, they could have secured a discount of up to 40 per cent on the purchase of the freehold - which means they own the house as... read more

1 August 2017 in Business, Views: 50
Source: Daily Mail

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