At which the solicitor deserves a punch in the face for not bothering to read the lease that he is supposed to understand and protect and advise his client. He shouldn't be asking you he should know. this may seem strong but its just laziness and taking someones money and not doing the work.
Originally Posted by aguila
Now, A , read the lease and look for the word assignment and see what the lease requires, if anything.
You can get copy leases form the land registry.
Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.