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Recently asked questions relating to Tilbury leasehold conveyancing

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Tilbury. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Tilbury - 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.

I would like to rent out my leasehold flat in Tilbury. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Notwithstanding that your last Tilbury conveyancing solicitor is not around you can review your lease to see if you are permitted to let out the property. The accepted inference is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to seek permission from your landlord or some other party in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet without first obtaining permission. Such consent should not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease does not allow you to sublet you should ask your landlord for their consent.

Expecting to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Tilbury. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Tilbury should include some of the following:

  • You should receive a copy of the lease
  • The length of the lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
  • Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring?
  • Does the lease prevent you from renting out the property, or having a home office for business
  • 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
  • Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund?
  • Repair and maintenance of the flat For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Tilbury please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Tilbury

  • I own a leasehold flat in Tilbury. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Tilbury who previously acted has long since retired.Do I pay?

    The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Tilbury conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

    Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Tilbury conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

    If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Tilbury conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggested that you speak with two or three firms including non Tilbury conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions might be helpful:

    • If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
  • What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Tilbury in the last twenty four months?

  • Tilbury Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

      How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? The prefered form of lease arrangement is if the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and although a managing agent is often employed if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. The answer will be important as a) areas may cause problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where maintenance remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it

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    Lease Extensions in Tilbury