Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in High Peak
I only have 62 years left on my lease in High Peak. I need to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. For most situations a specialist should be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering High Peak.
I today plan to offer on a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in High Peak. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in High Peak are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in High Peak in which case you should be shopping around for a High Peak conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will advise you fully on all the issues.
Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold flat in High Peak. Conveyancing and Britannia mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in High Peak who acted for me is not around.What should I do?
The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a High Peak conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a High Peak conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a High Peak conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non High Peak conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions might be helpful:
- If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?
If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £425000 maisonette in High Peak next week. The managing agents has quoted £372 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in High Peak?
For most leasehold sales in High Peak 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 enquiries
- Where consent is required before sale in High Peak
- Copies of the building insurance and schedule
- Deeds of covenant upon sale
- Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
I purchased a leasehold flat in High Peak, conveyancing was carried out 2009. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in High Peak with a long lease are worth £261,000. The ground rent is £60 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2070
With just 50 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £33,300 and £38,400 plus professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.