Common questions relating to Brynford leasehold conveyancing
I have recently realised that I have 68 years left on my flat in Brynford. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is absent. What options are available to me?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to locate the lessor. In some cases a specialist would be useful to try and locate and to produce an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Brynford.
I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Brynford. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Brynford ?
The majority of houses in Brynford are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Brynford in which case you should be looking for a Brynford conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your solicitor will report to you on the legal implications.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Brynford. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Brynford who acted for me is not around.What should I do?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Brynford conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Brynford with the intention of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Brynford can be reduced if you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
- In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Brynford leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord consenting to such works. Where you dont have the consents to hand do not contact the landlord without contacting your solicitor in the first instance.
Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £400000 garden flat in Brynford in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £372 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Brynford?
Brynford conveyancing on leasehold apartments typically involves fees being raised by landlords agents :
- Answering conveyancing due diligence enquiries
- Where consent is required before sale in Brynford
- Supplying insurance information
- Deeds of covenant upon sale
- Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Leasehold Conveyancing in Brynford - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
Does the lease include onerous restrictions?
Is there a share of the freehold?
This question is useful as a) areas may result in problems for the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the tenants have an issue with the managing agents you will need to have full disclosure