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Top Five Questions relating to Brent Cross leasehold conveyancing

Due to exchange soon on a basement flat in Brent Cross. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Brent Cross should include some of the following:

  • The unexpired lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of the 80 year mark
  • The physical extent of the premises. This will be the flat itself but may incorporate a roof space or cellar if applicable.
  • Whether the lease restricts you from subletting the property, or having a home office for business
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What you can do if a neighbour breach a clause of their lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Brent Cross please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Brent Cross

  • I have just appointed agents to market my ground floor apartment in Brent Cross.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just received a yearly maintenance charge invoice – what should I do?

    It best that you pay 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 until 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've found a house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Brent Cross. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Brent Cross ?

    Most houses in Brent Cross are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Brent Cross so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Brent Cross conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should appraise you on the various issues.

    My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Brent Cross. Conveyancing and HSBC Bank mortgage went though with no issue. 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 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Brent Cross who previously acted has long since retired.Any advice?

    The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Brent Cross conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £400000 flat in Brent Cross next Tuesday . The managing agents has quoted £408 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 leasehold conveyance in Brent Cross?

    Brent Cross conveyancing on leasehold flats typically necessitates administration charges raised by management companies :

    • Completing pre-exchange enquiries
    • Where consent is required before sale in Brent Cross
    • Supplying insurance information
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Brent Cross leasehold premises is £350. For Brent Cross conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

    After months of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Brent Cross. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

    in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to make a decision on the price.

    An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Brent Cross premises is First Floor Flat 61 Wilberforce Road in March 2014. The premium payable was £10,130 and the case was remitted back to the Willesden County Court to effect the Vesting Order (Claim No 3W103100). This case related to 1 flat. The the number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 71 years.

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