Common questions relating to Enfield Wash leasehold conveyancing
There are only 72 years left on my flat in Enfield Wash. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to locate the lessor. On the whole a specialist would be helpful to try and locate and prepare an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Enfield Wash.
Planning to complete next month on a garden flat in Enfield Wash. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Enfield Wash should include some of the following:
- How long the lease is You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of the 80 year mark
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Enfield Wash. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Enfield Wash are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Enfield Wash so you should seriously consider looking for a Enfield Wash conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.
I own a leasehold house in Enfield Wash. Conveyancing and TSB mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Enfield Wash who previously acted has long since retired.What should I do?
First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Enfield Wash conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Completion in due on our sale of a £400000 apartment in Enfield Wash next week. The freeholder has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Enfield Wash?
Enfield Wash conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally requires the purchaser’s solicitor sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer these enquiries most will be willing to do so. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it exceeds £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to complete the sale of your home.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Enfield Wash conveyancing firm to assist?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Enfield Wash conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Vesting Order and Purchase of freehold matter before the tribunal for a Enfield Wash premises is Ground Floor Flat 4A Baronet Road in February 2010. Following a vesting order by Edmonton County Court on 23rd December 2008 (case number 8ED064) the Tribunal decided that the price that the Applicant for the freehold interest should pay is £8,689.00 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 80.01 years.