Approached by one of our regular introducing agents, on the face of it this 3 bedroom garden flat was a non-starter. Being sold by the mortgagee in possession the flat had two major issues, namely that the freeholder was absent and the defaulting borrower had converted the existing 1 bedroom flat into a 3 bedroom flat without his permission. With these inherent issues the flat could only be sold to a cash buyer and any buyer would run the risk that in the event of the freeholder reappearing, he could serve them with a forfeiture of lease notice. Motivated by the prospect of purchasing a 3 bedroom flat for the price of a one bedroom flat, we immediately appointed private investigators to trace the freeholder. With news of the Freeholder’s whereabouts we approached him and were able to agree a purchase of the freehold. Having secured the freehold, we were happy to purchase the flat through the introducing agent.
This transaction was definitely one of our most challenging, educational and rewarding.
"I was recommended to Property Experts by a close friend that had used their services. The team have sourced me several properties in excellent locations at below market value. Not only have they overseen the refurbishment works but they have also organised the letting and management of the properties."- Jamie Cunningham, Director – Dragon Packaging ltd -
"I have found Property Experts to be an excellent buying solution in the most problematical cases. Very approachable and easy to deal with."- Meta Panchamia, Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency – MW Solicitors -
"I’ve dealt with Bruce and his team for over 20 years in various capacities and have always found them to be extremely professional and true to their word."- Jonathan Dixon, Solicitor – Hallett & Co Solicitor -
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