Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo:

Any conveyancing solicitor can theoretically deal with your leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo, your mortgage provider may unwilling to work with them if the firm are not on their list of approved solicitors for conveyancing

Sample questions relating to Nantyglo leasehold conveyancing

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo. Before diving in I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Nantyglo - 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.

My husband and I may need to sub-let our Nantyglo garden flat for a while due to a new job. We instructed a Nantyglo conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

Notwithstanding that your last Nantyglo conveyancing solicitor is no longer around you can check your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the property. The rule is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is allowed. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you must obtain permission via your landlord or some other party in advance of subletting. This means you not allowed to sublet without first obtaining permission. Such consent is not allowed to be unreasonably withheld. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I am looking at a two flats in Nantyglo both have about fifty years left on the lease term. Do I need to be concerned?

A lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease deteriorate and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Nantyglo conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Nantyglo conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggested that you speak with several firms including non Nantyglo conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions could be useful:

  • If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?
  • How many lease extensions has the firm conducted in Nantyglo in the last year?

  • Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

    • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo can be avoided where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information needed by the buyers representatives.
    • Many freeholders or Management Companies in Nantyglo charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Nantyglo.
  • A minority of Nantyglo leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors.
  • If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as over rather than ongoing.
  • If you have the benefit of shareholding in the Management Company, you should ensure that you have the original share certificate. Arranging a re-issued share certificate is often a lengthy formality and slows down many a Nantyglo home move. Where a new share certificate is necessary, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later.

  • I own a 1st floor flat in Nantyglo, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar flats in Nantyglo with a long lease are worth £241,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2097

    With 77 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

    The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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