Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Tilehurst
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Tilehurst. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is registered - and almost all are in Tilehurst - 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.
Due to exchange soon on a basement flat in Tilehurst. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they report fully within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Tilehurst should include some of the following:
- The length of the lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and informed of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years
Back In 2006, I bought a leasehold flat in Tilehurst. Conveyancing and HSBC Bank mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Tilehurst who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
First contact HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Tilehurst conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. 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.
Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the sale of our £200000 garden flat in Tilehurst next week. The management company has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Tilehurst?
Tilehurst conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually requires the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries most will be willing to assist. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is above £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration fees, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.
What are the common problems that you see in leases for Tilehurst properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Tilehurst. All leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
- Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the premises
- Insurance obligations
- Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
- Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage
You will have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, Coventry Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.
I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Tilehurst, conveyancing was carried out 2009. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Tilehurst with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2071
You have 51 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £37,100 and £42,800 as well as professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.