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Frequently asked questions relating to Aldermanbury leasehold conveyancing

I am intending to let out my leasehold apartment in Aldermanbury. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Even though your previous Aldermanbury conveyancing solicitor is not available you can check your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the property. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you need to seek consent from your landlord or some other party before subletting. The net result is that you cannot sublet without prior consent. Such consent should not be unreasonably turned down. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord for their consent.

I have recently realised that I have Sixty One years left on my flat in Aldermanbury. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. In some cases a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Aldermanbury.

Looking forward to complete next month on a studio apartment in Aldermanbury. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Aldermanbury should include some of the following:

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • Defining your legal entitlements in relation to the communal areas in the building.E.G., does the lease contain a right of way over a path or hallways?
  • An explanation as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - with regard to both the building, and the more general rights a leaseholder has
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
  • The landlord’s obligations to repair and maintain the building. It is important that you know who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of every part of the building
  • What options are open to you if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Aldermanbury please ask your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Aldermanbury

  • Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Aldermanbury conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

    When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Aldermanbury conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you make enquires with several firms including non Aldermanbury conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be helpful:

    • If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
  • What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?

  • Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Aldermanbury from the point of view of expediting the sale process?

    • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Aldermanbury can be reduced if you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers solicitors.
    • The majority landlords or Management Companies in Aldermanbury charge for providing management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Aldermanbury.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Aldermanbury leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or addition of wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. If you fail to have the approvals to hand you should not contact the landlord without contacting your solicitor in advance.
  • A minority of Aldermanbury leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers.
  • If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Organising a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming process and frustrates many a Aldermanbury conveyancing transaction. If a new share certificate is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.

  • I am the proprietor of a first floor flat in Aldermanbury. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for a lease extension?

    in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to decide the premium.

    An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Aldermanbury premises is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.39 years.

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