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Tremeirchion leasehold conveyancing: Q and A’s

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Tremeirchion. Before I get started I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and almost all are in Tremeirchion - 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.

Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden flat in Tremeirchion.Conveyancing has not commenced but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is 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 am looking at a two maisonettes in Tremeirchion both have in the region of fifty years remaining on the lease term. should I be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in Tremeirchion. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease decreases and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area

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

If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Tremeirchion conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you speak with two or three firms including non Tremeirchion conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions could be helpful:

  • How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation?
  • If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

  • Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Tremeirchion from the perspective of expediting the sale process?

    • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Tremeirchion can be bypassed if you instruct lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
    • The majority landlords or managing agents in Tremeirchion levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold homes. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Tremeirchion.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s permission? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Tremeirchion state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring necessitate a licence from the Landlord consenting to such changes. Should you dont have the consents to hand do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your solicitor before hand.
  • A minority of Tremeirchion leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should make sure that you are holding the original share document. Arranging a new share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Tremeirchion home move. If a new share certificate is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity.

  • Tremeirchion Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

      Most Tremeirchion leasehold flats will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the landlord. If you buy the flat you will have to pay this contribution, usually periodically throughout the year. This may be anything from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a significant sum, say around £25-£75 but you should to check as sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds. What is the the remaining lease term? Are there any major works in the planning that will likely increase the maintenance costs?

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