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I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Radyr. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Radyr - 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 partner and I may need to let out our Radyr basement flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Radyr conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Even though your previous Radyr conveyancing lawyer is no longer available 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 permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to obtain permission from your landlord or some other party prior to subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet without first obtaining permission. The consent should not be unreasonably withheld. If your lease prohibits you from letting out the property you will need to ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Radyr. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Radyr ?

Most houses in Radyr are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Radyr in which case you should be shopping around for a Radyr conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of apartments in Radyr which have approximately fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Do I need to be concerned?

A lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Radyr with the aim of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Radyr can be reduced where you get in touch lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the buyers lawyers.
  • The majority landlords or managing agents in Radyr charge for providing management packs for a leasehold homes. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Radyr.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Radyr state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such alterations. Should you fail to have the paperwork in place you should not communicate with the landlord without checking with your lawyer first.
  • Some Radyr leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying 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 actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers.
  • If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Obtaining a replacement share certificate can be a time consuming process and delays many a Radyr conveyancing transaction. Where a duplicate share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this as soon as possible.

  • Radyr Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

      You will want to find out as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they can either make life much easier or a lot more difficult. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues such as the cleanliness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours if they are happy with them. In conclusion, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the relevant party and precisely what it includes. How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? You should be aware if it is less than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the property. Check with your lender that they are happy with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will probably require a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the residence for 24 months before you are eligible to exercise a lease extension.

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