Leasehold Conveyancing in Leconfield - Get a Quote from the leasehold experts approved by your lender

Any conveyancing practice can theoretically deal with your leasehold conveyancing in Leconfield, your mortgage provider may unwilling to work with them if the firm are not on their list of approved solicitors for conveyancing

Leconfield leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Leconfield. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Leconfield - 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.

Due to sign contracts shortly on a ground floor flat in Leconfield. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • Details of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the leaseholder (you), head lessor, freeholder
  • The total extent of the property. This will be the flat itself but might include a loft or basement if applicable.
  • Are pets allowed in the flat?
  • Does the lease prevent you from renting out the property, or having a home office for business
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this will change in the future
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What you can do if a neighbour breach a clause of their lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Leconfield please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Leconfield

  • I’m about to sell my ground floor apartment in Leconfield.Conveyancing has not commenced but I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

    It best that you pay 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 managing agents 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 Leconfield. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Leconfield who previously acted has now retired.Do I pay?

    First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Leconfield conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured 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.

    I work for a reputable estate agent office in Leconfield where we see a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Leconfield conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

    Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

    Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

    Leconfield Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

      How much is the service charge and ground rent on the flat? For many Leconfield leaseholds the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, although there some managing agents in Leconfield require tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. This question is useful as a) areas could cause problems in the building as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to know about it

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    Lease Extensions in Leconfield