Buying a freehold house with leaseholder attached to it.

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Posted 6th Dec 2020
Hi guys, just a quick question that I am hoping someone can help answer.

I have been looking at houses and have seen a few where the buildings have been separated into flats and one of the flats for example are occupied by a lease holder.

What happens if I buy the whole freehold of the other flat and the whole building. Can I kick the other leaseholder out or am i stuck with them until their lease finishes? I know the freeholder has to always offer the leaseholder an option to purchase first so surely if they decline you can end their lease early when you takeover the freehold?

Thank you!
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