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Recently asked questions relating to Canford Cliffs leasehold conveyancing

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Canford Cliffs. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Canford Cliffs - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details 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.

My fiance and I may need to sub-let our Canford Cliffs 1st floor flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We used a Canford Cliffs conveyancing practice in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Even though your last Canford Cliffs conveyancing lawyer is not available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you must obtain permission from your landlord or other appropriate person prior to subletting. The net result is that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior permission. Such consent must not not be unreasonably withheld. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Canford Cliffs. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they will have a report out to me next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

  • The physical extent of the property. This will be the property itself but could also include 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 will change in the future
  • An explanation as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - with regard to both the building, and the more general rights a leaseholder has
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund?
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice?
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Canford Cliffs please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Canford Cliffs

  • My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Canford Cliffs. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Canford Cliffs who previously acted has long since retired.What should I do?

    The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Canford Cliffs conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    Completion in due on the sale of our £375000 garden flat in Canford Cliffs in nine days. The managing agents has quoted £348 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Canford Cliffs?

    Canford Cliffs conveyancing on leasehold flats usually necessitates fees being raised by freeholders :

    • Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions
    • Where consent is required before sale in Canford Cliffs
    • Supplying insurance information
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Canford Cliffs leasehold premises is £350. For Canford Cliffs 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 required to provide answers.

    Canford Cliffs Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

      How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? It is important to be aware whether a new roof is being put on or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future that will be shared between the tenants and may well materially increase the the maintenance fees or require a one time invoice. Make sure you find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is very common in Canford Cliffs leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Canford Cliffs. If you love the flatin Canford Cliffs however your cat is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult choice.

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