Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Dunmow:

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Recently asked questions relating to Dunmow leasehold conveyancing

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Dunmow. Before diving in I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Dunmow - 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.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Dunmow. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Dunmow should include some of the following:

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • The length of the lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
  • Defining your rights in respect of common areas in the building.E.G., does the lease provide for a right of way over a path or staircase?
  • Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring?
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a sinking fund?
  • I don't know whether the lease allows me to alter or improve anything in the flat - you should know whether it applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required
  • The landlord’s rights to access the flat you be made aware that your landlord has rights of access and I know how much notice s/he must provide. For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Dunmow please ask your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Dunmow

  • I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Dunmow. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

    Most houses in Dunmow are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Dunmow so you should seriously consider looking for a Dunmow conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should report to you on the legal implications.

    Back In 2008, I bought a leasehold house in Dunmow. Conveyancing and Coventry Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Dunmow who acted for me is not around.What should I do?

    The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Dunmow conveyancing lawyer 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 legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    All being well we will complete our sale of a £400000 garden flat in Dunmow next Monday . The managing agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Dunmow?

    Dunmow conveyancing on leasehold apartments often necessitates the purchaser’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They are entitled invoice a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

    I bought a split level flat in Dunmow, conveyancing formalities finalised 2007. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Dunmow with an extended lease are worth £263,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2087

    You have 67 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as costs.

    The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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