Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Carlisle I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Carlisle in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
What tools are available to locate a Carlisle law firm on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Carlisle conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Carlisle conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to check whether they are on the Nationwide Building Society panel
We are four weeks into a freehold purchase having been referred to solicitors by the local agent to perform conveyancing in Carlisle. I am am starting to be frustrated with the quality of service. Could you help me find new conveyancers?
A conveyancer would have to be really bad in order to consider changing them. Has your mortgage offer been sent? If so you must inform them of the replacement lawyer and have the mortgage documents are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating costs and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool will help you find a lender approved conveyancer for your home move in Carlisle
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Carlisle. Before diving in I require certainty as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Carlisle - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I purchased a 2 bed flat in Carlisle, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Carlisle with a long lease are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2081
With 62 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £17,100 and £19,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
I am thinking of choosing a web based conveyancer ahead of a Carlisle conveyancing practice. Any advice?
Advantages do exist in being able to pop in to a local Carlisle conveyancing solicitor for instance
- signing documents same day
- having face-to-face explanations of matters that need explaining
- the ability to complain if things need to addressed
When analysing quotes, look carefully for hidden extras. Most decent Carlisle high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Often online agents appear to offer cheap fees, yet have burried 'extras' in the small print.