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Zena H, owns a share of a flat in Bedford, Herts. She is a senior citizen, and shares her flat with a friend who suffers with Asperger’s Syndrome. Mrs H contacted LEASE because she was concerned what would happen to her friend if she passed away. Would he have to leave his home? A LEASE adviser examined her lease, and confirmed that “the nomination clause will not be affected to anyone where they obtain the leasehold interest granted under the terms of a will.”

Mrs H kindly commented that this was “Exemplary service and clearly-given advice.”

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