Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote
I am intending to let out my leasehold flat in Eastcote. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?
A lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Eastcote do not contain an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.
Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Eastcote. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote should include some of the following:
- The length of the lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Eastcote. Conveyancing and Britannia mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Eastcote who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Eastcote conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Eastcote conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Eastcote conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Eastcote conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be helpful:
- Can they put you in touch with client in Eastcote who can give a testimonial?
Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote with the purpose of expediting the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote can be avoided if you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers representatives.
- The majority landlords or managing agents in Eastcote charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold homes. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote.
I am the proprietor of a first flat in Eastcote. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for a lease extension?
if there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Eastcote flat is Flat 72 Queens Walk in January 2013. The Tribunals calculated the premium payable to be £22,090. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 53.26 years.