Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Almondsbury:

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Almondsbury, you will need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner with leasehold experience. Whether your mortgage company is to be Lloyds, Birmingham Midshires or NatWest be sure to find a lawyer on their approved list. Feel free to use our search tool

Recently asked questions relating to Almondsbury leasehold conveyancing

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Almondsbury. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Almondsbury - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title.For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Almondsbury. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • You should receive a copy of the lease
  • Setting out your rights in relation to common areas in the building.E.G., does the lease provide for a right of way over a path or staircase?
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • I don't know whether the lease allows me to alter or improve anything in the flat - you should know whether it applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Almondsbury please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Almondsbury

  • I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Almondsbury. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

    The majority of houses in Almondsbury are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Almondsbury in which case you should be looking for a Almondsbury conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.

    I own a leasehold flat in Almondsbury. Conveyancing and Aldermore mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Almondsbury who acted for me is not around.Any advice?

    The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Almondsbury conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £150000 apartment in Almondsbury next week. The freeholder has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Almondsbury?

    Almondsbury conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes ordinarily results in administration charges levied by landlords agents :

    • Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions
    • Where consent is required before sale in Almondsbury
    • Supplying insurance information
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Almondsbury leasehold property is £350. For Almondsbury conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide answers.

    Almondsbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

      How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? What is the the remaining lease term? The majority of Almondsbury leasehold flats will have a service bill for the upkeep of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. If you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this charge, normally periodically accross the year. This can differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a significant figure, say about £25-£75 but you should to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

    Other Topics

    Lease Extensions in Almondsbury