Top Five Questions relating to West Ealing leasehold conveyancing
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in West Ealing. Before diving in I would like to find out the number of years remaining on the lease.
If the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in West Ealing - 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.
Looking forward to exchange soon on a leasehold property in West Ealing. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in West Ealing should include some of the following:
- You should be sent a copy of the lease
I am looking at a couple of flats in West Ealing which have in the region of 50 years left on the lease term. should I be concerned?
A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is advisable to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this field
Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in West Ealing from the perspective of speeding up the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in West Ealing can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ lawyers.
- If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? West Ealing leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord approving such changes. If you fail to have the paperwork to hand you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your solicitor in the first instance.
We expect to complete the sale of our £425000 flat in West Ealing next Friday . The management company has quoted £372 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in West Ealing?
For most leasehold sales in West Ealing conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
- Answering pre-exchange questions
- Where consent is required before sale in West Ealing
- Supplying insurance information
- Deeds of covenant upon sale
- Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Having spent years of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in West Ealing. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a West Ealing conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a West Ealing residence is 6 Jessamine Road in August 2013. The Tribunals valuation (as annexed to the decision) calculated the amount payable as £18,355 for the freehold reversion This case related to 2 flats. The the number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 72.39 years.