Common questions relating to Addiscombe leasehold conveyancing
Frank (my husband) and I may need to let out our Addiscombe garden flat temporarily due to a new job. We instructed a Addiscombe conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have closed and we did not think at the time get any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
Some leases for properties in Addiscombe do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review 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.
I only have Fifty years unexpired on my lease in Addiscombe. I need to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What should I do?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the landlord. In some cases a specialist may be useful to try and locate and to produce a report to be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Addiscombe.
Due to complete next month on a studio apartment in Addiscombe. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they are sending me a report on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Addiscombe should include some of the following:
- You should be sent a copy of the lease
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Addiscombe conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Addiscombe conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Addiscombe 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 helpful:
- What volume of lease extensions have they carried out in Addiscombe in the last twenty four months?
If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £425000 garden flat in Addiscombe in 8 days. The managing agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Addiscombe?
Addiscombe conveyancing on leasehold flats normally involves the purchaser’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer these enquiries most will be content to assist. They are entitled charge a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. In reality you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Addiscombe conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Addiscombe conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Addiscombe flat is 29 Woodstock Road in April 2014. the Tribunal determined that the premiums to be paid into court in respect of the purchase of the freehold registered at HMLR under Title N0.SY3997 should be £7,217. This case was in relation to 4 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 98 years.