Hackney Marshes leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries
I want to rent out my leasehold flat in Hackney Marshes. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Some leases for properties in Hackney Marshes do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse 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.
Planning to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Hackney Marshes. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Hackney Marshes should include some of the following:
- Setting out your legal entitlements in relation to the communal areas in the building.E.G., does the lease contain a right of way over a path or hallways?
I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in Hackney Marshes.Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon but I have just received a yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Hackney Marshes. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Hackney Marshes are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Hackney Marshes so you should seriously consider looking for a Hackney Marshes conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Hackney Marshes. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Hackney Marshes who previously acted has now retired.What should I do?
First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Hackney Marshes conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Hackney Marshes. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Hackney Marshes conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Hackney Marshes property is 12 Nutfield Road in July 2014. the Tribunal judged that the price to be paid by the applicants for the freehold interest should be £19,572 This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72.02 years.