Barnes leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries
There are only Sixty One years unexpired on my flat in Barnes. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to find the lessor. For most situations a specialist may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Barnes.
Planning to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Barnes. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Barnes should include some of the following:
- Defining your legal entitlements in respect of the communal areas in the block.For example, does the lease permit a right of way over a path or hallways?
I have just appointed agents to market my garden apartment in Barnes.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a half-yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the service charge 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 am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Barnes. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Barnes ?
Most houses in Barnes are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Barnes in which case you should be shopping around for a Barnes conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting 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 comes with conditions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer will report to you on the legal implications.
I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of apartments in Barnes which have about 50 years remaining on the lease term. should I be concerned?
There are plenty of short leases in Barnes. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the value of the lease deteriorate and results in it becoming more expensive to extend the lease. For this reason it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area
I inherited a first floor flat in Barnes. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?
if there is a missing landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to assess the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Barnes residence is 25 Petley Road in February 2010. The Tribunal determined that the price payable for the freehold of the subject premises should be £18,760. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 156.6 years and 66.6 years.