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Sample questions relating to Leconfield leasehold conveyancing

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Leconfield. Before I get started I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Leconfield - 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've found a house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Leconfield. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Leconfield ?

The majority of houses in Leconfield are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Leconfield in which case you should be looking for a Leconfield conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in 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 requiring the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

I own a leasehold house in Leconfield. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Leconfield who acted for me is not around.Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Leconfield conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. 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.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Leconfield conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Leconfield conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you speak with two or three firms including non Leconfield conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions could be useful:

  • How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation?
  • If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

  • What are the common problems that you witness in leases for Leconfield properties?

    There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Leconfield. All leases are individual and drafting errors can result in certain sections are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    • Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises
    • A duty to insure the building
    • Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
    • Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

    A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Accord Mortgages Ltd, The Mortgage Works, and Aldermore all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

    Leasehold Conveyancing in Leconfield - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

      What restrictions exist in the Leconfield Lease? You should be aware if it is fewer than 80 years it will impact the value of the apartment. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Leconfieldlease extensions you will be required to have been the owner of the premises for two years before you are eligible to carry out a lease extension. The prefered form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually retained where the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.

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