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Why you should commence your Camberwell lease extension


Main reasons to commence your Camberwell lease extension today:

Increase your lease and increase your Camberwell property value

It’s a harsh certainty that a Camberwell residential lease is a wasting asset. The lease value drops in proportion to its lease length. The extent of this is taken for granted in the first few years due to the deflation being disguised by increases in the Camberwell property prices.Where your lease has approximately ninety years left, you should start considering a lease extension. An important point to note is that it is desirable for lease extension to take place before the term of the existing lease dips lower than eighty years - otherwise a higher amount will be due. Most flat owners in Camberwell will be able to extend under the legislation; however a conveyancing solicitor should be able to clarify whether you are eligibility. In some cases you may not be entitled. There are also strict timetables and procedures to follow once the process has commenced and you will need to be guided by your conveyancing solicitor from beginning to end of the process.

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

It is generally accepted that a property with in excess of one hundred years unexpired lease term is worth roughly the equivalent as a freehold. Where an further 90 years added to all but the shortest lease, the residence will be equivalent in value to a freehold for many years in the future.

Lending institutions may not grant a mortgage with a short lease

Whether or not the lease is be regarded as a short lease varies by mortgage company, yet mortgage lenders start to become nervous at around 75 years. This will cause difficulties once you need to dispose of or refinance your property as it will be practically unmortgageable. Even though you might have no immediate plan to sell but when you do your purchaser will have to hold off for a couple of years before they can exercise the right to a an extension to the lease.

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.
Coventry Building Society 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.
Royal Bank of Scotland Mortgage term plus 30 years. For a Lifetime Mortgage, the term must be no less than 150 years minus the age of the Borrower.

What makes us experts in Camberwell lease extensions?

Engaging our service will provide you enhanced control over the value of your Camberwell leasehold, as your property will be more valuable and marketable in terms of lease length should you want to sell. The conveyancing solicitors that we work with have a wealth of experience of handling many hundreds of lease extensions or freehold purchase transactions.

Camberwell Lease Extension Case Studies:

Amelia, Camberwell, South East London,

Trailing lengthy negotiations with the freeholder of her basement flat in Camberwell, Amelia commenced the lease extension process as the eighty year deadline was fast approaching. The lease extension completed in January 2005. The landlord’s fees were kept to an absolute minimum.

Camberwell case:

Last month we were contacted by Dr Daisy Alexander , who purchased a one bedroom flat in Camberwell in May 2000. We are asked if we could approximate the price would likely be to extend the lease by ninety years. Identical properties in Camberwell with an extended lease were valued about £280,000. The average amount of ground rent was £45 billed annually. The lease came to a finish on 26 May 2089. Having 70 years unexpired we approximated the compensation to the freeholder to extend the lease to be within £12,400 and £14,200 not including costs.

Decision in Southwark

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Camberwell premises is 28 Valmar Road in June 2013. this was a case with an absentee freeholder. As a result the leaseholders applied to the Lambeth County Court for an order dispensing with the giving of a notice of claim. On 25 April 2013 District Judge Zimmels made a vesting order and directed that the matter should be transferred to this tribunal to determine the premium. The tribunal concluded on a figure of £1,125 This case related to 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 968 years.