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Main reasons to start your Slade Green lease extension

Why you should commence your Slade Green lease extension today:

A Slade Green lease depreciates with the years remaining on the lease.

For those whose Slade Green flat is held on a long lease, our message is clear – if you ignore the situation, your property will ultimately revert to the freeholder, leaving you empty-handed. The fewer the years remaining the lower the value of the property and the more expensive it will be to extend the lease.

An extended lease has roughly the same value as a freehold

Leasehold residencies in Slade Green with more than one hundred years outstanding on the lease are often referred to as ‘virtual freehold’. This is where the lease value the same as a freehold interest in your premises. In such circumstances there is often little upside in purchasing the reversionary interest unless savings on ground rent and estate charges justify it.

Mortgage lenders may decide not to loan monies on a short lease

Many banks and building societies insist on a lengthy amount of time left on a leasehold residence before they will consider lending on it. Regardless of whether you need a mortgage, you should be mindful that it is probable that someone wishing to buy your property in the future might well do, so if they are unable to get a mortgage, then the financial worth of the property will likely suffer. In the last decade the majority of banks and building societies have increased the required minimum lease length that they are willing to accept

Lender Requirement
Halifax Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
Lloyds TSB Scotland Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
Santander You must report the unexpired lease term to us and await our instructions if:
1. the unexpired term assumed by our valuer is between 55 and 82 years, but the actual unexpired term differs by more than one year (whether longer or shorter); or
2. the unexpired term assumed by our valuer is more than 82 years but the actual unexpired term is less than 82 years; or
3. no valuation report is provided
However, we will not accept a lease where on expiry of the mortgage:
(i) less than 50 years remain and all or part of the loan is repaid on an interest-only basis: or
(ii) less than 30 years remain and the loan is repaid on a capital and interest basis

We will accept a lease that has been extended under the provisions of the Leasehold Reform Act 1993 provided statutory compensation would be available to the leaseholder.
Skipton Building Society 85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage

For Buy to Let cases:
- lettings must not breach any of the lessee’s covenants; and
- consent of the lessor to lettings must be obtained if necessary
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.

Why use us for your lease extension in Slade Green?

Regardless of whether you are a tenant or a freeholder in Slade Green,the lease extension lawyers 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 Slade Green valuers.

Slade Green Lease Extension Example Cases:

Amy, Slade Green, Kent,

Trailing unsuccessful negotiations with the landlord of her studio apartment in Slade Green, Amy started the lease extension process just as the lease was nearing the all-important eighty-year mark. The legal work was finalised in November 2006. The landlord’s charges were kept to an absolute minimum.

Slade Green case:

In 2012 we were phoned by Mr I Scott who, having bought a garden flat in Slade Green in October 2008. The question was if we could shed any light on how much (approximately) premium would likely be for a 90 year extension to my lease. Comparable residencies in Slade Green with an extended lease were worth £223,400. The average amount of ground rent was £60 billed yearly. The lease expiry date was on 27 April 2081. Considering the 59 years left we estimated the premium to the freeholder for the lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 exclusive of expenses.

Decision in Bexley

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Slade Green flat is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case was in relation to 13 flats. The unexpired term was 76 years.