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Sample questions relating to Roath Park leasehold conveyancing

I would like to rent out my leasehold apartment in Roath Park. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Even though your last Roath Park conveyancing solicitor is not available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the property. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to obtain permission via your landlord or some other party in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of first obtaining permission. The consent must not not be unreasonably turned down. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Seventy years left on my flat in Roath Park. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to track down the freeholder. In some cases a specialist would be helpful to try and locate and prepare a report to be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Roath Park.

I own a leasehold flat in Roath Park. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Roath Park who previously acted has now retired.Do I pay?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Roath Park conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Roath Park conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Roath Park conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you talk with several firms including non Roath Park 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 of use:

  • If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
  • How many lease extensions have they conducted in Roath Park in the last 12 months?

  • Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Roath Park from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

    • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Roath Park can be reduced where you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers conveyancers.
    • The majority landlords or managing agents in Roath Park charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold homes. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Roath Park.
  • If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where a dispute is ongoing. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to present the dispute as over rather than unresolved.
  • If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should make sure that you hold the original share document. Obtaining a new share certificate can be a time consuming process and slows down many a Roath Park conveyancing transaction. If a new share certificate is needed, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.
  • You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this by asking your lawyers. A purchaser's lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is less than 80 years. It is therefore essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.

  • Roath Park Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

      Make sure you discover if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance it is fairly common in Roath Park leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Roath Park. If you like the apartmentin Roath Park but your dog is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a difficult choice. The answer will be useful as a) areas could cause problems for the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where services remain unpaid b) if the tenants have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have all the details How much is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent?

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