Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Flamborough:

Whether you are buying or selling leasehold flat in Flamborough, our panel of leasehold conveyancing experts will help you move with as little stress as possible. Find a Flamborough conveyancing lawyer with our search tool

Sample questions relating to Flamborough leasehold conveyancing

I am intending to sublet my leasehold flat in Flamborough. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

A small minority of properties in Flamborough do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

Planning to complete next month on a studio apartment in Flamborough. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

  • You should receive a copy of the lease
  • 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
  • Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
  • Are pets allowed in the flat?
  • 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
  • What options are open to you if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease?
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Flamborough please ask your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Flamborough

  • I own a leasehold flat in Flamborough. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Flamborough who previously acted has long since retired.Any advice?

    First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Flamborough conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Flamborough from the point of view of expediting the sale process?

    • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Flamborough can be avoided if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ solicitors.
    • The majority freeholders or managing agents in Flamborough levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Flamborough.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s consent? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Flamborough leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord consenting to such changes. Where you fail to have the paperwork in place do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer in the first instance.
  • A minority of Flamborough leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors.
  • If there is a history of conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be concerned about purchasing a flat where a dispute is unsettled. You will have to accept that you will have to discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing.

  • Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £400000 flat in Flamborough next week. The management company has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Flamborough?

    Flamborough conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally necessitates the purchaser’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They may invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

    Flamborough Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

      On the whole the cost for major works tend not to be included within service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Flamborough require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger works. Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block? This information is useful as a) areas can result in problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will need to have all the details

    Other Topics

    Lease Extensions in Flamborough