Freeholder dragging their feet over loft conversion



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I asked my freeholder for a quote to extend my lease and permission to convert my loft back in August 2014. To date I have paid their solicitor fees, my solicitor fees and their surveyor fees at their insistence. The survey and payment was all completed in October 2014.

Despite the fact I have already paid them and they require nothing further from me they still have not provided a quote. Both solicitors say the freeholder is still 'thinking about it'.

Could you advise me on my rights and if I have the right to give them a deadline within which time they need to respond?

Also my loft conversion project has now been delayed over 6 months due to the freeholders failure to respond. Can I start the work while I am waiting for a response?

Any advice greatly appreciated.