Leasehold Conveyancing in Kidbrooke - Get a Quote from the leasehold experts approved by your lender

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Kidbrooke, you will need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner with leasehold experience. Whether your lender is to be Santander, Yorkshire Building Society or Nationwide make sure you choose a lawyer on their approved list. Feel free to use our search tool

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I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Kidbrooke. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Kidbrooke - 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.

My husband and I may need to let out our Kidbrooke 1st floor flat for a while due to a new job. We used a Kidbrooke conveyancing practice in 2004 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Even though your last Kidbrooke conveyancing lawyer is not around you can review your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to obtain consent via your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of first obtaining permission. Such consent must not not be unreasonably withheld. If the lease prohibits you from subletting the property you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.

I own a leasehold flat in Kidbrooke. Conveyancing and Accord Mortgages Ltd mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Kidbrooke who previously acted has long since retired.Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Kidbrooke conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I am looking at a couple of flats in Kidbrooke which have about fifty years left on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in Kidbrooke. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area

Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Kidbrooke conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Kidbrooke conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Kidbrooke conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions could be helpful:

  • If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
  • What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Kidbrooke in the last year?

  • Following years of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Kidbrooke. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

    Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Kidbrooke conveyancing firm who can help.

    An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Kidbrooke property is 18 Handen Road in April 2013. On 26 October 2012 District Judge Zimmels sitting at the Lambeth County Court made a Vesting Order that the Applicants be granted the right to acquire the freehold upon such terms and at such price determined by the LVT. The Tribunal arrived a figure of £39,535 as a valuation for the enfranchisement. This case affected 3 flats. The unexpired lease term was 69.05 years.