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I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Farnham Common. Before I get started I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

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

My wife and I may need to sub-let our Farnham Common 1st floor flat temporarily due to a new job. We instructed a Farnham Common conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

A lease governs relations between the landlord and you the flat owner; specifically, it will set out if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Farnham Common do not contain subletting altogether – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

Expecting to exchange soon on a garden flat in Farnham Common. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • Does the lease prevent you from subletting the flat, or working from home
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • 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.
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Farnham Common please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Farnham Common

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Farnham Common. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Farnham Common ?

    Most houses in Farnham Common are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Farnham Common in which case you should be shopping around for a Farnham Common conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.

    I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of apartments in Farnham Common both have in the region of fifty years unexpired on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

    A lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be reluctant to lend money on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena

    I own a 1 bedroom flat in Farnham Common, conveyancing was carried out in 1999. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Farnham Common with an extended lease are worth £166,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2100

    You have 79 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.

    The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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