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Main reasons to commence your West Thurrock lease extension

Top reasons for lease extension now:

Increase your lease and increase your West Thurrock property value

The nearer a residential lease in West Thurrock gets to zero years unexpired, the the greater the reduction in the value of the property. Where the lease has, in excess of one hundred years remaining then this decrease may be fractional that being said there will become a point in time when a lease has under than 80 years remaining as part of the premium you will incur is what is known as a marriage value. This could be significant. It is the primary reason why you should extend the lease without delay. Many flat owners in West Thurrock will qualify for this right; that being said a conveyancer should be able to advise whether you are eligible 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.

West Thurrock property with a lease extension has roughly the same value as a freehold

It is generally considered that a property with in excess of one hundred years remaining is worth approximately the same as a freehold. Where an additional 90 years added to any lease with more than 35 years unexpired, the property will be worth the same as a freehold for decades to come.

Lending institutions may not issue a mortgage with a short lease

Banks and building societies are distinct in their lending criteria. Some set the bar at 75 years outstanding on the lease; others may be prepared to lend with anything with more than 70 years. Below sixty years, it may be problematic to obtain a mortgage at all.

Lender Requirement
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.
Halifax 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

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
TSB Minimum of 70 years at mortgage commencement, with 30 years remaining at mortgage redemption.

What makes us experts in West Thurrock lease extensions?

Regardless of whether you are a tenant or a freeholder in West Thurrock,the lease extension lawyers that we work with will always be happy to discuss any residential leasehold matters and offer you the benefit of their experience and the close ties they enjoy with West Thurrock valuers.

West Thurrock Lease Extension Case Summaries:

Noah, West Thurrock, Essex,

Noah was the the leasehold owner of a studio flat in West Thurrock on the market with a lease of just over 61 years left. Noah on an informal basis approached his freeholder a well known Bristol-based freehold company and enquired on a premium to extend the lease. The landlord was keen to grant an extension on non-statutory terms taking the lease to 125 years subject to a new rent to start with set at £150 per annum and increase every 25 years thereafter. Ordinarily, ground rent would not be due on a lease extension were Noah to exercise his statutory right. Noah procured expert advice and was able to make an informed judgement and handle with the matter and sell the property.

West Thurrock case:

In 2014 we were phoned by Mrs Catherine Kelly who, having took over the lease of a studio apartment in West Thurrock in June 2011. We are asked if we could estimate the compensation to the landlord would be to extend the lease by ninety years. Identical premises in West Thurrock with an extended lease were valued around £270,000. The mid-range ground rent payable was £55 invoiced monthly. The lease elapsed in 2097. Considering the 75 years outstanding we approximated the compensation to the freeholder for the lease extension to be within £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

Decision in Bexley

An example of a Lease Extension case for a West Thurrock property 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 affected 13 flats. The unexpired lease term was 76 years.