Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Clifton
Looking forward to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Clifton. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they report fully on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Clifton should include some of the following:
- You should be sent a copy of the lease
I’m about to sell my ground floor apartment in Clifton.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated but I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Clifton. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Clifton are freehold rather than 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 buying in Clifton in which case you should be shopping around for a Clifton conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Clifton. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Clifton who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Clifton conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. 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.
Completion in due on our sale of a £275000 maisonette in Clifton in 10 days. The freeholder has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Clifton?
For the majority of leasehold sales in Clifton conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
- Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions
- Where consent is required before sale in Clifton
- Copies of the building insurance and schedule
- Deeds of covenant upon sale
- Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Clifton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing
This question is helpful as a) areas could result in problems for the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to know about it
Most Clifton leasehold properties will have a service bill for the upkeep of the building levied on behalf of the landlord. If you acquire the flat you will have to meet this liability, usually in instalments accross the year. This may differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a exorbitant sum, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check as occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.
What prohibitions are there in the Clifton Lease?