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Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Millwall

I am hoping to exchange soon on a studio apartment in Millwall. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Millwall should include some of the following:

  • The physical extent of the property. This will be the property itself but might include a loft or basement if appropriate.
  • Defining your rights in relation to the communal areas in the building.E.G., does the lease contain a right of way over an accessway or staircase?
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat
  • I don't know whether the lease allows me to alter or improve anything in the flat - you should know whether it applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice?
  • The landlord’s obligations to repair and maintain the building. It is important that you know who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of every part of the building For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Millwall please ask your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Millwall

  • Back In 2000, I bought a leasehold house in Millwall. Conveyancing and Britannia mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Millwall who previously acted has long since retired.Any advice?

    First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Millwall conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    I am looking at a couple of apartments in Millwall both have approximately fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

    A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease deteriorate and results in it becoming more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is advisable to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area

    What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Millwall conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

    When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Millwall conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Millwall conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be useful:

    • Can they put you in touch with client in Millwall who can give a testimonial?
  • What are the charges for lease extension conveyancing?

  • We expect to complete our sale of a £225000 flat in Millwall in seven days. The freeholder has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Millwall?

    Millwall conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually necessitates the purchaser’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions most will be content to do so. They are entitled invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

    My wife and I have hit a brick wall in negotiating a lease extension in Millwall. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

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

    An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Millwall residence is 12, 14 & 16 Hull Close in May 2010. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold to the subject premises was the sum of £18,300 This case related to 3 flats. The the number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 101.61 years.

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    Lease Extensions in Millwall