Ashton leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries
I only have Sixty One years remaining on my flat in Ashton. I now wish to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to find the landlord. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Ashton.
Due to complete next month on a garden flat in Ashton. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Ashton should include some of the following:
- The length of the lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of the 80 year mark
I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Ashton.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a quarterly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Ashton both have approximately 50 years left on the leases. should I be concerned?
There are plenty of short leases in Ashton. The lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As a lease shortens the marketability of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies may be reluctant to lend money on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena
Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Ashton with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Ashton can be reduced if you appoint lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
- In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Ashton state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord approving such works. Where you dont have the paperwork to hand you should not contact the landlord without checking with your lawyer in advance.
Ashton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying
Does the lease contain onerous restrictions?
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?
Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will add a premium to the maintenance charges?