Experts for Leasehold Conveyancing in Radyr

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

Recently asked questions relating to Radyr leasehold conveyancing

I have recently realised that I have 68 years unexpired on my lease in Radyr. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What should I do?

If 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 extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the landlord. For most situations a specialist may be useful to try and locate and prepare a report to be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court overseeing Radyr.

Expecting to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Radyr. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Radyr should include some of the following:

  • You should receive a copy of the lease
  • Are pets allowed in the flat?
  • You should have a good understanding of the insurance provisions
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions)
  • The landlord’s rights to access the flat you be made aware that your landlord has rights of access and I know how much notice s/he must provide.
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What the implications are if you breach a clause of your lease? For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Radyr please enquire of your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Radyr

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Radyr. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Radyr ?

    The majority of houses in Radyr are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Radyr in which case you should be shopping around for a Radyr conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

    Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold flat in Radyr. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing practitioner in Radyr who previously acted has now retired.Any advice?

    First make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Radyr conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    I am employed by a long established estate agency in Radyr where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales derailed due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Radyr conveyancing firms. Could you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

    As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

    An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 buyer.

    I purchased a garden flat in Radyr, conveyancing having been completed 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Radyr with an extended lease are worth £255,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2084

    You have 61 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £23,800 and £27,400 plus legals.

    The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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