Frequently asked questions relating to Alperton leasehold conveyancing
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Alperton. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Alperton - 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.
Frank (my husband) and I may need to rent out our Alperton garden flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We used a Alperton conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
Even though your last Alperton conveyancing lawyer is not around you can review your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the apartment. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to seek consent via your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet without prior consent. The consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease prohibits you from subletting the property you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.
Due to complete next month on a garden flat in Alperton. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Alperton should include some of the following:
- How long the lease is You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Alperton.Conveyancing has not commenced but I have just had a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is 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 house in Alperton. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Alperton who previously acted has long since retired.Any advice?
First contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Alperton conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I have given up negotiating a lease extension in Alperton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Alperton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Alperton flat is 99 Connell Crescent in May 2013. the Tribunal held that the relevant sum for the purposes of the lease extension should be £72,566 to be paid by the leaseholder This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 28.42 years.