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I would like to rent out my leasehold flat in Lisson Grove. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Even though your last Lisson Grove conveyancing lawyer is no longer around you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the property. The accepted inference 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 some other party prior to subletting. This means you not allowed to sublet without prior permission. The consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a basement flat in Lisson Grove. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Lisson Grove should include some of the following:

  • Defining your legal entitlements in relation to the communal areas in the block.E.G., does the lease include a right of way over a path or hallways?
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat
  • The landlord’s rights to access the flat you be made aware that your landlord has rights of access and I know how much notice s/he must provide.
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice?
  • What you can do if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Lisson Grove please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Lisson Grove

  • What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Lisson Grove conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

    When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Lisson Grove conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Lisson Grove conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be helpful:

    • How many lease extensions have they completed in Lisson Grove in the last twenty four months?
  • What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing?

  • If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £275000 apartment in Lisson Grove in just under a week. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Lisson Grove?

    Lisson Grove conveyancing on leasehold flats nine out of ten times results in administration charges invoiced by managing agents :

    • Addressing pre-contract enquiries
    • Where consent is required before sale in Lisson Grove
    • Copies of the building insurance and schedule
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Lisson Grove leasehold premises is £350. For Lisson Grove conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

    After months of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Lisson Grove. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

    in cases where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to decide the premium.

    An example of a Lease Extension case for a Lisson Grove property is Flats 37 & 39 88/90 Portland Place in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extensions in respect of these two flats is as follows:- For Flat 37, the sum of £385,230.00 For Flat 39, the sum of £436,780.00 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 24.02 years.

    What makes a Lisson Grove lease problematic?

    Leasehold conveyancing in Lisson Grove is not unique. All leases is drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    • Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the property
    • A duty to insure the building
    • Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
    • Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

    A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

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