Frequently asked questions relating to Robertsbridge leasehold conveyancing
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Robertsbridge. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.
Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Robertsbridge - 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.
I would like to rent out my leasehold apartment in Robertsbridge. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?
Notwithstanding that your previous Robertsbridge conveyancing solicitor is no longer available you can check your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the premises. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you need to seek consent from your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior consent. Such consent must not not be unreasonably withheld. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord for their consent.
Looking forward to exchange soon on a basement flat in Robertsbridge. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they report fully on Monday. What should I be looking out for?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Robertsbridge should include some of the following:
- You should be sent a copy of the lease
I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Robertsbridge.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated but I have just had a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the service charge as normal because all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Robertsbridge which have in the region of forty five years left on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
There are plenty of short leases in Robertsbridge. The lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the value of the lease deteriorate and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We advise that you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field
Robertsbridge Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing
What restrictions are contained in the Robertsbridge Lease?
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments?
Make sure you investigate if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance some leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Robertsbridge. If you like the flatin Robertsbridge but your dog can’t move with you then you will be faced hard compromise.