As part of my wishing to start a new life I - like many others- wondered about renovating a place and selling it then start again.
I found a flat in a building of 5 flats that met my budget and plans. I put an offer in and received the legal docs - in particule the leasehold agreement from the Freeholder.
Prior to sending it to a solicitor I had a quick read. Imagine my surprise when I found a clause concerning unspent convictions. In brief it stated I had to declare my conviction to the freeholder and for it to be provided to the relevant insurance company.
I got legal advice and spoke to my PPU/Probation Officer with replies suggesting that's life. When I asked how am I assured confidentiality by a freeholder not telling other leaseholders the reasons for an insurance increase, still no answer.
Obviously I could not risk my attempt at a new life so terminated my offer.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope is for tomorrow else what is left if you remove a mans hope.