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Mickleover leasehold conveyancing: Q and A’s

I am hoping to complete next month on a leasehold property in Mickleover. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

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

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • The total extent of the property. This will be the apartment itself but might include a loft or cellar if appropriate.
  • An explanation as to the provision in the lease to pay service charges - with regard to both the building, and the more general rights a leaseholder has
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What options are open to you if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Mickleover please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Mickleover

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Mickleover. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

    The majority of houses in Mickleover are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Mickleover so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Mickleover conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will appraise you on the various issues.

    My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Mickleover. 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 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Mickleover who previously acted has now retired.Do I pay?

    First contact HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Mickleover conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Mickleover conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

    When appointing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Mickleover conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you talk with two or three firms including non Mickleover conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions might be helpful:

    • Can they put you in touch with client in Mickleover who can give a testimonial?
  • What are the costs for lease extension work?

  • Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on our sale of a £200000 apartment in Mickleover on Monday in a week. The landlords agents has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Mickleover?

    Mickleover conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally involves the buyer’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer these enquiries most will be willing to do so. They are entitled invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

    I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Mickleover, conveyancing having been completed 2002. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Mickleover with a long lease are worth £239,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2084

    You have 62 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £18,100 and £20,800 as well as legals.

    The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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