Glan Conwy Lease Extension - Free Consultation

Before you progress with your lease extension in Glan Conwy
Get a quote from one of our lease extension experts with over 20 years experience.

Let them guide you for FREE on the various options available to you.

It may end up saving you thousands.

Why you should start your Glan Conwy lease extension


Main reasons to start your Glan Conwy lease extension today:

A Glan Conwy leasehold property depreciates with the years remaining on the lease.

The closer a residential lease in Glan Conwy nears to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the value of the property. Where the lease has, over 125 years remaining then this decrease may be of little impact nevertheless there will become a stage when a lease has under than 80 years remaining as part of the premium you will incur is what is termed as a marriage value. This could be significant. It is the main rational as to why you should consider extending sooner rather than later. The majority of flat owners in Glan Conwy will meet the qualifying criteria; however a lawyer can confirm whether you qualify to extend your lease. In certain situations you may not qualify, the most common reason being that you have owned the property for under two years.

Glan Conwy property with a lease extension has roughly the same value as a freehold

Leasehold residencies in Glan Conwy with in excess of one hundred years remaining on the lease are sometimes regarded as a ‘virtual freehold’. This is where the lease value the same as a freehold interest in your premises. In such situations there is often little to be gained by buying the reversionary interest unless savings on ground rent and service charges merit it.

Lenders may not lend with a short lease

Mortgage lenders are less likely to give a loan offer on a domestic flat in Glan Conwy with a short lease. Many lenders simply refuse to lend on leases with under 75 years left.

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.
Birmingham Midshires Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
Leeds Building Society 85 years remaing from the start of the mortgage.
The Mortgage Works Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Where the unexpired lease term is different to that recorded on the mortgage offer, the following clarifies if we need to be informed:

Second hand property:
- If the unexpired lease term on the offer is 85 years or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 85 years
- if the unexpired lease term on the offer is less than 85 years – advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported
- For equity share applications - advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

New build property:
- If the unexpired lease term stated on the offer is 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house) or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house)
- For equity share applications - always advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

Lease terms such as ground rent and event fees must be reasonable at all times during the term of the lease and adhere to our requirements below. If you’re unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable or onerous, please refer the details to us in plain English for Valuer consideration. If the potentially onerous terms are in relation to the ground rent please include the current ground rent figure per annum, how often it will be reviewed and the price structure it will be reviewed against. See the guidance below.

SECOND HAND PROPERTIES

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 70 years
- Less than 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term
- Ground Rent greater than 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 70 to 85 years
- Ground Rent greater than 0.1% and less than or equal to 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building*
- Ground Rent review period is greater than 5 and less than 10 years
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything that appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than 85 years
- Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than or equal to 10 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 125 years on a new build flat or less than 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent greater than 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Ground Rent is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent is linked to the value of the building*
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything else appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than or equal to 125 years on a new build flat or greater than or equal to 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than 5 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

* Where the Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building, please provide the following:
- How is the value of the block/unit currently calculated and if the assessment relates to the block(s), how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned per property?
- The current valuation and Ground Rent for each unit
- What is the mechanism for future valuations of the block and how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned?
- What is the right of appeal? And is this a documented process within the lease?
- Who bears the cost of the valuation (and appeal) process?
- Confirmation the review period is not less than twenty years
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.

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

Regardless of whether you are a tenant or a landlord in Glan Conwy,the lease extension lawyers that we work with will always be willing to discuss any residential leasehold matters and offer you the benefit of their in-depth market knowledge and the close ties they enjoy with Glan Conwy valuers.

Glan Conwy Lease Extension Case Summaries:

Olivia, Glan Conwy, Conwy,

Following unsuccessful negotiations with the landlord of her first floor apartment in Glan Conwy, Olivia commenced the lease extension process just as the lease was nearing the crucial eighty-year threshold. The lease extension completed in April 2014. The landlord’s fees were restricted to less than 500 pounds.

Glan Conwy case:

Last November we were phoned by Mr and Mrs. M Collins , who took over the lease of a one bedroom flat in Glan Conwy in June 2012. The question was if we could shed any light on how much (roughly) price would be to prolong the lease by ninety years. Comparable homes in Glan Conwy with an extended lease were worth £186,000. The mid-range ground rent payable was £65 invoiced yearly. The lease expiry date was on 22 September 2079. Taking into account 58 years as a residual term we estimated the premium to the freeholder for the lease extension to be within £24,700 and £28,600 exclusive of fees.

Glan Conwy case:

Dr Natasha André completed a one bedroom apartment in Glan Conwy in October 2005. We are asked if we could estimate the premium would likely be for a 90 year lease extension. Comparable flats in Glan Conwy with a long lease were worth £250,000. The average amount of ground rent was £50 collected yearly. The lease terminated on 6 August 2090. Considering the 69 years as a residual term we estimated the premium to the landlord to extend the lease to be between £9,500 and £11,000 not including fees.