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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Walton on the Naze

We are buying a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Walton on the Naze who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

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Me and my brother own a renovated Victorian house in Walton on the Naze. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Britannia. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Walton on the Naze and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

About to purchase a new build flat in Walton on the Naze. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Walton on the Naze

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one near me in Walton on the Naze I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Walton on the Naze in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years remaining on my lease in Walton on the Naze. I now wish to extend my lease but my freeholder is absent. What options are available to me?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent should be useful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Walton on the Naze.

Walton on the Naze Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    It is important to be aware whether changing the roof or some other major work is due in the near future that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and could well dramatically impact the level of the service charges or necessitate a one off invoice. Plenty Walton on the Naze leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced by the management company. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to pay this liability, usually periodically during the year. This can vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a ground rent to be met yearly, normally this is not a large sum, say around £50-£100 but you need to check it because occasionally it can be surprisingly expensive. Does the lease have onerous restrictions?

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