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Main reasons to commence your Abergele lease extension


Top reasons for lease extension now:

Increase your lease and increase your Abergele property value

The nearer a residential lease in Abergele gets to zero years unexpired, the the greater the reduction in the value of the property. Where the lease has, more than one hundred years remaining then this decrease may be of little impact that being said there will become a point in time when a lease has less than eighty years left as part of the premium you will incur is what is termed as a marriage value. This could increase markedly the cost. It is the main rational as to why you should extend the lease without delay. Most flat owners in Abergele will meet the qualifying criteria; nevertheless a conveyancer should be able to advise if you qualify for a lease extension. In limited situations you may not qualify, the most common reason being that you have not been the owner of the property for two years.

Abergele property with a lease extension is almost the same value as a freehold

Leasehold premises in Abergele with over 100 years outstanding on the lease are often regarded as a ‘virtual freehold’. This is where the lease value the same as a freehold interest in your property. In such situations there is often little to be gained by buying the freehold unless savings on ground rent and service charges justify it.

Lenders will not issue a mortgage on a short lease

Nearly all mortgage lenders will not lend on a lease with under seventy years left to run - although this varies from lender to lender. A buyer will likely find it difficult to obtain a mortgage and this could result in your Abergele property being difficult to sell or to obtain finance on.

Lender Requirement
Birmingham Midshires Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
Godiva Mortgages A minimum of 70 years unexpired lease at completion for all scheme types apart from Lifetime Mortgages (Equity Release), which require a minimum unexpired term of 80 years at completion.
Lloyds TSB Scotland Mortgage term plus 30 years subject to an overall minimum term of 70 years
National Westminster Bank Mortgage term plus 30 years. For a Lifetime Mortgage, the term must be no less than 150 years minus the age of the Borrower.
Virgin 85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

Get in touch with one of our Abergele lease extension solicitors or enfranchisement solicitors

Lease extensions in Abergele can be a difficult process. We recommend you secure professional help from a conveyancer and valuer well versed in the legislation and lease extension process.

We provide you with an expert from a selection of lease extension solicitors, which ensures a targeted and efficient service as you have a dedicated port of call with an individual lawyer. Our lease extension solicitors have in-depth market knowledge procuring Abergele lease extensions and further afield, as well as any potential issues which may arise as well as problems with the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.

Abergele Lease Extension Example Cases:

Reuben, Abergele, Conwy

Last year Reuben, started to get near to the eighty-year threshold with the lease on his leasehold flat in Abergele. Having bought his flat two decades ago, the lease term was of little interest. As luck would have it, he noticed he would imminently be paying an escalated premium for a lease extension. Reuben arranged for a lease extension at the eleventh hour last September. Reuben and the freeholder subsequently settled on an amount of £5,000 . If he not met the deadline, the price would have increased by at least £975.

Abergele case:

Last Spring we were contacted by Ms L Jackson , who was assigned a lease of a newly refurbished apartment in Abergele in February 1995. We are asked if we could shed any light on how much (approximately) price would likely be to extend the lease by a further 90 years. Comparable flats in Abergele with a long lease were valued around £193,400. The mid-range amount of ground rent was £65 billed every twelve months. The lease ran out in 2080. Having 59 years remaining we calculated the compensation to the freeholder for the lease extension to be within £21,900 and £25,200 not including legals.

Abergele case:

Mr and Mrs. I Clark bought a one bedroom flat in Abergele in April 2008. The dilemma was if we could shed any light on how much (approximately) price would likely be for a 90 year lease extension. Similar properties in Abergele with 100 year plus lease were worth £250,000. The average ground rent payable was £50 collected monthly. The lease expired on 3 May 2091. Considering the 70 years as a residual term we calculated the premium to the freeholder for the lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 not including expenses.