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Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Cambourne. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Cambourne - 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.

Expecting to exchange soon on a basement flat in Cambourne. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • The unexpired lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of the 80 year mark
  • Setting out your legal entitlements in respect of common areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease include a right of way over an accessway or staircase?
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a sinking fund?
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What you can do if a neighbour breach a clause of their lease?
  • 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 Cambourne please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Cambourne

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Cambourne. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Cambourne ?

    The majority of houses in Cambourne are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Cambourne in which case you should be shopping around for a Cambourne conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

    My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Cambourne. Conveyancing and The Mortgage Works mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Cambourne who previously acted has long since retired.What should I do?

    First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Cambourne conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £250000 apartment in Cambourne in nine days. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Cambourne?

    Cambourne conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes more often than not necessitates the buyer’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be content to do so. They are entitled levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

    Cambourne Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

      You should want to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you will be at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. You should not be afraid to ask other people whether they are happy with their management. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money. If a Cambourne lease has fewer than 80 years it will affect the salability of the flat. Check with your mortgage company that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the premises for two years before you are legally able to extend the lease. On the whole the cost for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Cambourne require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger works.

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