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Frequently asked questions relating to Roath Park leasehold conveyancing

I am hoping to exchange soon on a ground floor flat in Roath Park. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

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

  • You should receive a copy of the lease
  • Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
  • Does the lease prevent you from letting out the flat, or working from home
  • 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
  • I don't know whether the lease allows me to alter or improve anything in the flat - you should know whether it applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether consent is required
  • The landlord’s obligations to repair and maintain the building. It is important that you know who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of every part of the building For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Roath Park please enquire of your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Roath Park

  • I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Roath Park. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Roath Park ?

    The majority of houses in Roath Park are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Roath Park so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Roath Park conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

    I own a leasehold house in Roath Park. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Roath Park who previously acted has long since retired.Do I pay?

    The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Roath Park conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    I am looking at a couple of apartments in Roath Park which have approximately forty five years remaining on the leases. Will this present a problem?

    There are plenty of short leases in Roath Park. The lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the saleability of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area

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

    If you are instructing a conveyancer 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 advise that you talk with several firms including non Roath Park conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be of use:

    • How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?
  • What are the charges for lease extension work?

  • Leasehold Conveyancing in Roath Park - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

      How much is the ground rent and service charge? The answer will be helpful as a) areas could cause problems in the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the running of the building you will need to know about it You should want to discover as much as possible concerning the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day issues such as the tidiness of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of their service. On a final note, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money.

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    Lease Extensions in Roath Park