Fixed-fee leasehold conveyancing in Whitefield:

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Examples of recent questions relating to leasehold conveyancing in Whitefield

My fiance and I may need to let out our Whitefield ground floor flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We used a Whitefield conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to get any advice as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?

Your lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will say if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Whitefield do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the sublease.

Due to sign contracts shortly on a garden flat in Whitefield. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Whitefield should include some of the following:

  • The unexpired lease term You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of the 80 year mark
  • The physical extent of the demise. This will be the flat itself but may include a roof space or basement if applicable.
  • Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
  • Does the lease prevent you from letting 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 sinking fund?
  • Changes to the flat (alterations and additions) For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Whitefield please enquire of your lawyer in ahead of your conveyancing in Whitefield

  • I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have just discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Whitefield. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?

    The majority of houses in Whitefield are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Whitefield so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Whitefield conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.

    My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Whitefield. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield who previously acted has long since retired.Do I pay?

    First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Whitefield 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 legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

    Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Whitefield conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

    When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Whitefield conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggested that you make enquires with several firms including non Whitefield conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. Some following of questions might be helpful:

    • How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?
  • What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?

  • Leasehold Conveyancing in Whitefield - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

      How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Is there a share of the freehold? Best to be warned whether redecorating or some other significant cost is pending that will be shared by the leasehold owners and will materially impact the level of the maintenance fees or require a specific invoice.

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