About to place a bid on a leasehold apartment in Keswick. The property agents advise that it is the norm for flats in Keswick to have less than 75 years unexpired on the lease. I am obtaining a mortgage with Virgin. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has 70 years remaining.
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 4/12/2018 the requirements read as follows :
The deeds to our home are lost. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Keswick 4 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
In today’s world there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your lawyer will know exactly where to find all the appropriate documentation so you may purchase or sell your property without a hitch. If duplicates are not available, your conveyancer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against future claims on your property.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Keswick. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Keswick
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
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There are only 62 years unexpired on my lease in Keswick. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to track down the landlord. On the whole a specialist may be helpful to try and locate and to produce an expert document to be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Keswick.
I acquired a leasehold flat in Keswick, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Keswick with over 90 years remaining are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2082
With 64 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £14,300 and £16,400 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.