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Top reasons for Bexhill On Sea lease extension


Top reasons for lease extension now:

Increase your lease and increase your Bexhill On Sea property value

Owning a apartment usually means owning a lease of the property, this is a ‘time-limited’ interest becoming shorter every day. The lease will normally be granted for a set period of time , usually 99 or 125 years, although we have come across longer and shorter terms in Bexhill On Sea. Inevitably, the length of lease left shortens as time goes by. This is often ignored and only becomes a problem when the residence has to be disposed of or refinanced. The shorter the lease the less it is worth and the more it will cost to extend the lease. Eligible long lease owners in Bexhill On Sea have the legal entitlement to extend the lease for an additional ninety years under legislation. Please give careful deliberation before putting off your Bexhill On Sea lease extension. Holding off that expense now likely increases the price you will ultimately incur for a lease extension

An extended lease has roughly the same value as a freehold

It is conventional wisdom that a residential leasehold with over one hundred years unexpired lease term is worth approximately the equivalent as a freehold. Where an additional 90 years added to any lease with more than 35 years left, the premises will be equivalent in value to a freehold for many years in the future.

Lending institutions will not loan monies on a short lease

Mortgage lenders have set criteria when lending monies charged on leasehold homes. Some will simply refrain from lending at all once an unexpired lease term slips beneath a specified unexpired lease term. Many Mortgage lenders will not consider property with a remaining term of less than 75 years as acceptable security. In addition to impacting your ability to sell, it is also relevant if you are wanting to refinance your Bexhill On Sea home.

Lender Requirement
Barnsley Building Society 60 years from the date of the mortgage application subject to 35 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Chelsea Building Society 85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.
Leeds Building Society 85 years remaing from the start of the mortgage.
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.
Yorkshire Building Society 85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

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Bexhill On Sea Lease Extension Case Summaries:

Freya, Bexhill On Sea, East Sussex,

Off the back of lengthy correspondence with the landlord of her ground floor apartment in Bexhill On Sea, Freya commenced the lease extension process just as the lease was approaching the crucial 80-year threshold. The lease extension was finalised in January 2007. The freeholder’s costs were kept to an absolute minimum.

Bexhill On Sea case:

Ms M Moore bought a one bedroom apartment in Bexhill On Sea in August 2011. The question was if we could approximate the premium could be for a ninety year lease extension. Comparable premises in Bexhill On Sea with an extended lease were worth £295,000. The average amount of ground rent was £50 billed per annum. The lease ended in 2098. Given that there were 75 years outstanding we estimated the premium to the landlord for the lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 exclusive of professional charges.

Bexhill On Sea case:

In 2012 we were phoned by Dr Isabel Mitchell who, having owned a one bedroom apartment in Bexhill On Sea in November 2009. We are asked if we could shed any light on how much (roughly) premium would likely be to prolong the lease by ninety years. Comparable premises in Bexhill On Sea with an extended lease were worth £250,400. The average amount of ground rent was £65 invoiced every twelve months. The lease concluded on 22 September 2087. Having 64 years unexpired we estimated the premium to the freeholder to extend the lease to be between £19,000 and £22,000 not including legals.