Recently asked questions relating to Freezywater leasehold conveyancing
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Freezywater. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Freezywater - 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 wish to let out my leasehold apartment in Freezywater. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Notwithstanding that your previous Freezywater conveyancing solicitor is no longer available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you must obtain permission from your landlord or other appropriate person in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without prior consent. Such consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If your lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord for their consent.
Looking forward to exchange soon on a garden flat in Freezywater. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they report fully tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Freezywater should include some of the following:
- The total extent of the premises. This will be the property itself but may include a loft or basement if appropriate.
I own a leasehold house in Freezywater. Conveyancing and Aldermore mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Freezywater who acted for me is not around.Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Freezywater conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Freezywater conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Freezywater conveyancing practice) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Freezywater conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions might be helpful:
- Can they put you in touch with client in Freezywater who can give a testimonial?
After years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Freezywater. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the amount due.
An example of a Vesting Order and Purchase of freehold matter before the tribunal for a Freezywater residence 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 the unexpired term as at the valuation date was 80.01 years.