Winchcombe leasehold conveyancing Example Support Desk Enquiries
I wish to let out my leasehold flat in Winchcombe. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Some leases for properties in Winchcombe do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.
Planning to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Winchcombe. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Winchcombe should include some of the following:
- Details of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the leaseholder (you), head lessor, freeholder
I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just been informed that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Winchcombe. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Winchcombe are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Winchcombe in which case you should be shopping around for a Winchcombe conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should advise you fully on all the issues.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Winchcombe. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Winchcombe who acted for me is not around.Any advice?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Winchcombe conveyancing practitioner 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 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Winchcombe conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Winchcombe conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you talk with two or three firms including non Winchcombe conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. Some following of questions could be useful:
- If the firm is not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Winchcombe - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to buying
Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments?
How long is the Lease?
In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, although some managing agents in Winchcombe obliged tenants to pay into a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for major works.