Recently asked questions relating to Marshalls Park leasehold conveyancing
I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Marshalls Park. Before I get started I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Marshalls Park - 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.
Due to complete next month on a studio apartment in Marshalls Park. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Marshalls Park should include some of the following:
- How long the lease is You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of the 80 year mark
Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold flat in Marshalls Park. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Marshalls Park who acted for me is not around.What should I do?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Marshalls Park conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in Marshalls Park where we have witnessed a few flat sales put at risk as a result of short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Marshalls Park conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Marshalls Park what are the most frequent lease defects?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Marshalls Park. Most leases is drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
- A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the building
- A duty to insure the building
- 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
A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, The Mortgage Works, and Nottingham Building Society all have very detailed 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, forcing the buyer to withdraw.
I bought a ground floor flat in Marshalls Park, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable flats in Marshalls Park with over 90 years remaining are worth £259,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2095
With only 74 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £11,400 and £13,200 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.