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Llanelli leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries

I would like to let out my leasehold apartment in Llanelli. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A small minority of properties in Llanelli do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see 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.

Expecting to exchange soon on a basement flat in Llanelli. Conveyancing solicitors 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 Llanelli should include some of the following:

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • Does the lease prohibit wood flooring?
  • Will you be prohibited or prevented from having pets in the property?
  • 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
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Llanelli please ask your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Llanelli

  • I've recently bought a leasehold house in Llanelli. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

    In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

    If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

    What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Llanelli conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

    When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Llanelli conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Llanelli conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions might be of use:

    • If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
  • What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Llanelli in the last year?

  • We expect to complete the sale of our £300000 garden flat in Llanelli next Thursday . The managing agents has quoted £348 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Llanelli?

    Llanelli conveyancing on leasehold flats normally involves the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer these enquiries most will be willing to assist. They may charge a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has no option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to sell the property.

    Llanelli Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

      Where a Llanelli lease has fewer than 80 years it will affect the value of the apartment. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are happy with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the premises for 24 months in order to be eligible to exercise a lease extension. Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? What prohibitions are there in the Llanelli Lease?

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    Lease Extensions in Llanelli