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Any conveyancing practice can theoretically handle your leasehold conveyancing in Yeading, your mortgage provider may not be willing to work with them if the firm are not on their list of approved solicitors for conveyancing

Questions and Answers: Yeading leasehold conveyancing

I wish to sublet my leasehold flat in Yeading. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; specifically, it will indicate if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Yeading do not contain subletting altogether – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the flat. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

Planning to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Yeading. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report next week. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring?
  • Whether the lease restricts you from letting out the property, or having a home office for business
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this will change in the future
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund?
  • 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.
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What you can do if a neighbour breach a clause of their lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Yeading please ask your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Yeading

  • Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden flat in Yeading.Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed but I have just had a quarterly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

    It best that you discharge the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

    My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Yeading. Conveyancing and Clydesdale mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Yeading who acted for me is not around.What should I do?

    First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Yeading conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Yeading with the intention of speeding up the sale process?

    • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Yeading can be reduced if you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the buyers representatives.
    • Many freeholders or Management Companies in Yeading charge for providing management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Yeading.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the premises would they have required Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Yeading leases often stipulate that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord consenting to such works. Should you dont have the consents in place do not contact the landlord without contacting your conveyancer before hand.
  • If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where a dispute is unresolved. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than ongoing.
  • If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Obtaining a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Yeading conveyancing deal. If a duplicate share certificate is required, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity.

  • I am the leaseholder of a first floor flat in Yeading. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

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

    An example of a lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Yeading property is 25 Beechwood Avenue in November 2012. the Tribunal accordingly determined that the premium for the lease extension should be £24,353. This case was in relation to 1 flat. The the unexpired residue of the current lease was 58.19 years.

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