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Buying your Freehold

Buying your Freehold

Whether you are buying directly from your Landlord or not our Property & Conveyancing specialists can support you to buying your freehold. If you own a leasehold flat or house there will be the superior interest of your Landlord, known as the reversionary title, out of which your lease was granted. Your lease will include a requirement to pay rent to your Landlord, although the rent may only be a small amount.

Reversionary titles are often owned by companies. If one of these companies dissolves, the title that it owns may vest in the Crown as Bona Vacantia. The Bona Vacantia division (BVD) of the Government Legal Department deals with such titles that belonged to a dissolved company and now belong to the Crown.


A typical process of buying a freehold takes between 6 and 12 months but this is dependent on several factors. We will be able to give a clearer estimate on discussion of your case.


Why choose Howells?

Competitive Prices

We aim to provide the best quality legal service at competitive prices meaning you will receive the best service no matter what the price you pay.

Professional Service

Our Property & Conveyancing specialists are highly regarded in the industry and receive fantastic feedback on their professionalism, whilst being down to earth and offering a personalised service to each client.

Guidance and Support

Our team are here for you. We aim to make the process stress free and easy. We will be with you every step of the way and we are there to offer advice to keep your mind at ease. We also communicate regularly, openly and sensitively. We are always ready to listen.


What we quote for is what we do and we make sure you are fully aware of the mystery about the legal process so you have no fears or worries.

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The Team

Our experienced Conveyancing team enjoy nothing better than being recommended by your family and friends to use us for your conveyancing needs. They enjoy meeting clients on a face-to-face basis to give that support and reassurance at this stressful time. Our team are highly skilled and use the latest conveyancing technology but still offer the friendly and personal service that clients prefer. They understand that they’re not dealing with ‘cases’ but with people, not bound up in legal process but in real lives.

Elizabeth Webster

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