Shenfield leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries
I wish to sublet my leasehold flat in Shenfield. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Even though your last Shenfield conveyancing solicitor is no longer available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The accepted inference is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is permitted. Quite often there is a prerequisite that you need to seek permission via your landlord or some other party before subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet in the absence of first obtaining consent. The consent should not be unreasonably turned down. If your lease prohibits you from subletting the property you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.
Looking forward to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Shenfield. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they are sending me a report next week. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Shenfield should include some of the following:
- Are pets allowed in the flat?
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement apartment in Shenfield.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated but I have just had a half-yearly service charge invoice – what should I do?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the invoice 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 management companies 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Shenfield. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Shenfield ?
Most houses in Shenfield are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Shenfield in which case you should be shopping around for a Shenfield conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.
Back In 2006, I bought a leasehold flat in Shenfield. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Shenfield who acted for me is not around.Do I pay?
The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Shenfield conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note 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 bought a ground floor flat in Shenfield, conveyancing having been completed in 1996. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Shenfield with over 90 years remaining are worth £240,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2080
With only 59 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £25,700 and £29,600 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.