Myself and ex-partner bought a house in 1999 which was advertised as freehold, went through the solicitor as freehold, says on the mortgage paperwork it's freehold, and had no one chasing us for ground rent. Now we want to sell the house we've been told it's leasehold but I'm adamant it's freehold. We bought the house from wimpey homes who had taken the house as partex on one of their properties, there was 55 years left on the lease back then. The solicitor who dealt with the sale is no longer practicing and the building society now says it's leasehold but can't produce the paperwork that was with the sale of the house. We've been now told the house is unsaleable due to the short lease, 37 years, I'm feeling thoroughly ripped off, but think the sale of leasehold paperwork has been lost somewhere, else why hasn't the leaseholder been wanting their groundrent?? Help!!