Recently asked questions relating to Greenford leasehold conveyancing
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Greenford. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Greenford - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details 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 Greenford. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?
Some leases for properties in Greenford do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates 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.
Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Greenford. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Greenford should include some of the following:
- Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Greenford. Conveyancing and Clydesdale mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Greenford who acted for me is not around.Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Greenford conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. 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.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Greenford. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Greenford conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a lease Extension case for a Greenford residence is 25 Beechwood Avenue in November 2012. the Tribunal accordingly determined that the premium for the lease extension should be £24,353. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The the unexpired residue of the current lease was 58.19 years.
When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Greenford what are the most frequent lease problems?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Greenford. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:
- Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the property
- A duty to insure the building
- A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.
- Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage
You will have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Leeds Building Society, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.