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A brief introduction to commonhold.

Commonhold introduced under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. It can help property owners avoid some of the problems associated with leasehold. Commonhold will apply mainly to blocks of flats.

Rules for commmonhold homes

How commonhold operates. 

Advantages and disadvantages of commonhold

The advantages and disadvantages of commonhold. 

Buying a commonhold home

Issues involved in buying a commonhold property. 

Converting a property from leasehold to commonhold

Converting from leasehold to commonhold. 

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