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Sample questions relating to Bexhill On Sea leasehold conveyancing

Expecting to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Bexhill On Sea. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

  • The physical extent of the premises. This will be the apartment itself but could also incorporate a roof space or cellar if appropriate.
  • Does the lease prevent you from subletting the property, or having a home office for business
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • 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 For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Bexhill On Sea please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea

  • I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Bexhill On Sea. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Bexhill On Sea ?

    Most houses in Bexhill On Sea are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Bexhill On Sea in which case you should be shopping around for a Bexhill On Sea conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

    Last month I purchased a leasehold house in Bexhill On Sea. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

    Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

    If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

    Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

    • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea can be reduced where you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and ask them to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
    • The majority freeholders or Management Companies in Bexhill On Sea levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Bexhill On Sea.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Bexhill On Sea state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. If you fail to have the consents to hand you should not contact the landlord without checking with your conveyancer in advance.
  • Some Bexhill On Sea 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 financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is 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 actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers.
  • If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share document. Arranging a new share certificate is often a lengthy process and frustrates many a Bexhill On Sea conveyancing transaction. Where a new share certificate is required, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.

  • Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £450000 garden flat in Bexhill On Sea on Friday in a week. The management company has quoted £420 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Bexhill On Sea?

    Bexhill On Sea conveyancing on leasehold apartments typically involves administration charges levied by freeholders :

    • Addressing pre-contract enquiries
    • Where consent is required before sale in Bexhill On Sea
    • Copies of the building insurance and schedule
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Bexhill On Sea leasehold property is £350. For Bexhill On Sea 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 the information.

    I own a basement flat in Bexhill On Sea, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Bexhill On Sea with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2086

    You have 65 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as professional fees.

    The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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