Frequently asked questions relating to Kelsall leasehold conveyancing
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Kelsall. Before I get started I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.
If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Kelsall - 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.
I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Kelsall. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Kelsall should include some of the following:
- You should be sent a copy of the lease
I have just started marketing my ground floor flat in Kelsall.Conveyancing has not commenced but I have just received a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?
It best that you clear the invoice 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 own a leasehold flat in Kelsall. Conveyancing and The Mortgage Works mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Kelsall who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Kelsall conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Kelsall conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Kelsall conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Kelsall conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions could be useful:
- How many lease extensions has the firm conducted in Kelsall in the last twenty four months?
Kelsall Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying
Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will add a premium to the maintenance charges?
In the main the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Kelsall obliged leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works.
If a Kelsall lease has less than eighty years it will affect the salability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are content with residual term of the lease. A short lease means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will be be obliged to have owned the premises for 24 months before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension.