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Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Melbourn. Before I get started I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Melbourn - 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.

I only have Seventy years remaining on my flat in Melbourn. I now wish to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. For most situations a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be used as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Melbourn.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Melbourn. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they are sending me a report next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • The total extent of the premises. This will be the flat itself but might incorporate a loft or cellar if appropriate.
  • Defining your rights in respect of the communal areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease include a right of way over a path or hallways?
  • Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
  • You must be told what constitutes a Nuisance in the lease
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions) For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Melbourn please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Melbourn

  • I have just started marketing my basement flat in Melbourn.Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon but I have just received a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

    Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay 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 until 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

    We expect to complete our sale of a £350000 apartment in Melbourn on Wednesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £336 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Melbourn?

    Melbourn conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally requires the buyer’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is above £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the charge is technically not due. In reality you have little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

    I inherited a basement flat in Melbourn, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Melbourn with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2085

    You have 61 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £21,900 and £25,200 as well as professional fees.

    The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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