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Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Wembley Park

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Wembley Park. Before I get started I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Wembley Park - 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.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 72 years unexpired on my lease in Wembley Park. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Wembley Park.

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have since discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Wembley Park. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Wembley Park are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Wembley Park so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Wembley Park conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer will appraise you on the various issues.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Wembley Park from the perspective of expediting the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Wembley Park can be reduced where you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • The majority freeholders or Management Companies in Wembley Park charge for providing management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Wembley Park.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Wembley Park leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or addition of wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord consenting to such alterations. Where you fail to have the paperwork in place you should not communicate with the landlord without checking with your lawyer in the first instance.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Arranging a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy process and frustrates many a Wembley Park home move. Where a duplicate share is necessary, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable double-check by asking your lawyers. A purchaser's conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is below 80 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale.

  • All being well we will complete our sale of a £375000 flat in Wembley Park in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £324 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Wembley Park?

    Wembley Park conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually involves the buyer’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address these enquiries most will be willing to do so. They are at liberty charge a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. In reality one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.

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

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

    An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Wembley Park flat is Ground Floor Flat 69 Clifton Avenue in March 2012. the Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the new lease was £5,932 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76.06 years.

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