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Why you should start your Tremeirchion lease extension


Why you should commence your Tremeirchion lease extension today:

Increase your lease and increase your Tremeirchion property value

Unfortunately that a Tremeirchion residential lease is a deteriorating asset. As the lease term diminishes so does the value of the property. The extent of this is not fully appreciated in the first few years due to the depreciation being disguised by increases in the Tremeirchion property market.Where your lease has approximately 90 years left, you need to start considering a lease extension. If the number of years remaining falls below eighty years, you will end up paying half of the property's 'marriage value' on top of the usual cost of the lease extension to the landlord. Marriage value is the amount of additional value that a lease extension will add the property The majority of leasehold owners in Tremeirchion will be able to extend under the legislation; however a conveyancer should be able to confirm if you are eligibility. In some cases you may not qualify. There are also strict timeframes and procedures to be adhered to once the process has commenced and you will need to be guided by your lawyer throughout the process.

An extended lease has roughly the same value as a freehold

Leasehold residencies in Tremeirchion with over 100 years unexpired on the lease are often regarded as a ‘virtual freehold’. This is where the lease is worth the same as a freehold interest in your premises. In such circumstances there is often little to be gained by buying the reversionary interest unless savings on ground rent and estate charges warrant it.

Mortgage lenders may not issue a mortgage with a short lease

Mortgage companies are really restricting their approach as regards to homes in Tremeirchion with short leases. For example you might discover that their lending criteria are stricter and that they alter interest rates depending on how many years are left on the lease. Some may even refrain from lending completely, so where you needed to sell, your only options would be to find a cash purchaser, or hope for the best at auction thus limiting the amount of prospective buyers.

Lender Requirement
Birmingham Midshires Minimum 70 years from the date of the mortgage.
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.
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.
TSB Minimum of 70 years at mortgage commencement, with 30 years remaining at mortgage redemption.
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

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

Using our service will provide you increased control over the value of your Tremeirchion leasehold, as your property will be more valuable and marketable in respect 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.

Tremeirchion Lease Extension Case Studies:

Rachael, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire,

Trailing unsuccessful negotiations with the landlord of her ground floor apartment in Tremeirchion, Rachael initiated the lease extension process as the 80 year deadline was quickly nearing. The transaction was concluded in August 2012. The landlord’s costs were kept to an absolute minimum.

Tremeirchion case:

Ms G Richardson moved into a ground floor flat in Tremeirchion in May 2008. The dilemma was if we could shed any light on how much (roughly) compensation to the landlord could be for a ninety year extension to my lease. Comparable flats in Tremeirchion with a long lease were in the region of £173,800. The average ground rent payable was £60 billed every twelve months. The lease expired on 20 October 2076. Considering the 55 years remaining we estimated the premium to the freeholder for the lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 exclusive of professional charges.

Tremeirchion case:

Dr L Leroy acquired a recently refurbished apartment in Tremeirchion in October 2006. The question was if we could approximate the premium would likely be to extend the lease by an additional years. Similar properties in Tremeirchion with 100 year plus lease were in the region of £235,200. The mid-range ground rent payable was £45 billed annually. The lease expired on 5 July 2087. Considering the 66 years unexpired we calculated the premium to the freeholder for the lease extension to be between £12,400 and £14,200 not including fees.