Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Silsoe:

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

Silsoe leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Silsoe. Before diving in I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Silsoe - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details 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.

Harry (my fiance) and I may need to rent out our Silsoe basement flat temporarily due to a new job. We instructed a Silsoe conveyancing practice in 2002 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?

A lease dictates relations between the landlord and you the leaseholder; specifically, it will indicate if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Silsoe do not contain strict prohibition on subletting – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the tenancy agreement.

I only have 72 years left on my flat in Silsoe. I now wish to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, 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 Court. However, you will be required to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. For most situations a specialist may be useful to conduct investigations and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Silsoe.

Planning to complete next month on a basement flat in Silsoe. Conveyancing solicitors 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 Silsoe should include some of the following:

  • You should be sent a copy of the lease
  • Details of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the leaseholder (you), head lessor, freeholder
  • You need to be told what counts as a Nuisance in the lease
  • Ground rent - how much and when you need to pay, and also know whether this is subject to change
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund?
  • Responsibility for repairing the window frames
  • What you can do if a neighbour breach a clause of their lease? For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Silsoe please ask your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Silsoe

  • What makes a Silsoe lease unacceptable for security purposes?

    Leasehold conveyancing in Silsoe is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    • A provision to repair to or maintain parts of the property
    • Insurance obligations
    • Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
    • Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

    You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. National Westminster Bank, Leeds Building Society, and TSB all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to pull out.

    Silsoe Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

      Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the building? It is important to be aware if fixing the lift or some other significant cost is due in the near future to be shared amongst the tenants and could well materially impact the level of the service costs or require a one time payment. The prefered form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is often retained where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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    Lease Extensions in Silsoe