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Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush. Before I get started I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.

Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Shepherd's Bush - 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.

Looking forward to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Shepherd's Bush. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they will have a report out to me next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush should include some of the following:

  • How long the lease is You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
  • Setting out your rights in relation to the communal areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease permit a right of way over a path or staircase?
  • An explanation as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - with regard to both the building, and the more general rights a leaseholder has
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund?
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice?
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Shepherd's Bush please ask your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Shepherd's Bush. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Shepherd's Bush ?

    Most houses in Shepherd's Bush are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Shepherd's Bush so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.

    Completion in due on the sale of our £450000 garden flat in Shepherd's Bush in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £336 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Shepherd's Bush?

    Shepherd's Bush conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes ordinarily results in administration charges invoiced by landlords agents :

    • Completing pre-exchange questions
    • Where consent is required before sale in Shepherd's Bush
    • Supplying insurance information
    • Deeds of covenant upon sale
    • Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
    Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Shepherd's Bush leasehold premises is £350. For Shepherd's Bush 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 provide the information.

    Following years of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Shepherd's Bush. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

    Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm who can help.

    An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Shepherd's Bush premises is 82 Minford Gardens in February 2009. The Tribunal determined that the enfranchisement price was £37,341 This case affected 2 flats. The the number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72.92 years.

    What makes a Shepherd's Bush lease problematic?

    Leasehold conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush is not unique. All leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    • A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the property
    • Insurance obligations
    • Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
    • Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage

    You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Virgin Money, and Bank of Ireland 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 does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

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