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Top reasons for East Finchley lease extension


Why you should start your East Finchley lease extension today:

A East Finchley lease depreciates with the years remaining on the lease.

The closer a residential lease in East Finchley gets to zero years unexpired, the the greater the reduction in the value of the property. Where the lease has, over 125 years to run then this decrease may be negligible however there will become a stage when a lease has under than eighty years left as part of the premium you will incur is what is termed as a marriage value. This could increase sharply the cost. It is the primary rational as to why you should consider extending sooner as opposed to later. Many flat owners in East Finchley will qualify for this right; however a lawyer will be able to advise whether you qualify to extend your lease. 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.

East Finchley property with a lease extension has roughly the same value as a freehold

It is generally considered that a property with in excess of 100 years remaining is worth roughly the equivalent as a freehold. Where an additional 90 years added to all but the shortest lease, the property will be equivalent in value to a freehold for decades to come.

Banks and Building Societies will not lend on a short lease

Most banks have constrained their lending criteria in recent years and borrowers are encountering difficulties in arranging funding or re-mortgage against property with shorter lease terms, particularly under 75 years as they are considered to be inadequate for lending purposes.

Lender Requirement
Accord Mortgages 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.
Bank of Scotland Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
Lloyds TSB Scotland Mortgage term plus 30 years subject to an overall minimum term of 70 years
Skipton Building Society 85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage



Virgin 85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

Why use us for your lease extension in East Finchley?

Irrespective of whether you are a tenant or a freeholder in East Finchley,the lease extension experts that we work with will always be prepared to discuss any residential leasehold matters and offer you the benefit of their in-depth market knowledge and the close ties they enjoy with East Finchley valuers.

East Finchley Lease Extension Example Cases:

Lydia, East Finchley, North London,

In the wake of 6 months of lengthy negotiations with the landlord of her purpose-built apartment in East Finchley, Lydia commenced the lease extension process as the eighty year mark was swiftly coming. The transaction was concluded in January 2009. The landlord’s fees were kept to an absolute minimum.

East Finchley case:

Mrs Danielle Wilson purchased a newly refurbished flat in East Finchley in February 2003. We are asked if we could shed any light on how much (approximately) compensation to the landlord would likely be to prolong the lease by an additional years. Comparable flats in East Finchley with 100 year plus lease were worth £261,600. The mid-range ground rent payable was £60 billed quarterly. The lease end date was on 25 September 2071. Having 52 years left we calculated the compensation to the freeholder for the lease extension to be within £39,000 and £45,000 exclusive of costs.

Decision in Barnet

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a East Finchley property is Ground Floor 110 Station Road in June 2013. The Tribunal found that the premium payable for a lease extension should be £31,665. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 56.65 years.