Recently asked questions relating to Brockley leasehold conveyancing
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Brockley. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.
Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Brockley - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars 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.
I want to let out my leasehold apartment in Brockley. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
A small minority of properties in Brockley do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold 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.
Looking forward to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Brockley. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Brockley should include some of the following:
- You should receive a copy of the lease
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Brockley. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in Brockley who previously acted has long since retired.Do I pay?
First contact HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Brockley conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Brockley with the purpose of expediting the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Brockley can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ representatives.
- The majority freeholders or Management Companies in Brockley charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Brockley.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Brockley conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Brockley conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Brockley property is Flat b 14 Kemble Road in May 2014. The Tribunal assessed the value of the premium payable for the lease extension to be £9,761 This case related to 1 flat.