Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield
I only have 68 years remaining on my flat in Beaconsfield. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What options are available to me?
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 an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the lessor. On the whole a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Beaconsfield.
Planning to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Beaconsfield. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield should include some of the following:
- You need to be told what constitutes a Nuisance in the lease
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Beaconsfield. Conveyancing and Clydesdale mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Beaconsfield who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Beaconsfield conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Beaconsfield conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Beaconsfield conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you talk with several firms including non Beaconsfield conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions could be of use:
- What volume of lease extensions has the firm completed in Beaconsfield in the last year?
In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield what are the most frequent lease defects?
Leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield is not unique. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
- A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the premises
- Insurance obligations
- A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.
- Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall
You will have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Halifax, Chelsea Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.
Beaconsfield Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
How long is the Lease?
What restrictions are there in the Beaconsfield Lease?
It would be prudent to investigate if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Beaconsfield. If you love the apartmentin Beaconsfield yet your cat is not allowed to live with you then you will be presented with a hard decision.