I am the registered owner of a freehold residence in Blackfen but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Blackfen and has limited impact for conveyancing in Blackfen but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need chancel insurance when purchasing a residence in Blackfen? or I am told that there is historic law that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary may be liable to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Blackfen?
Unless a previous purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you could assume that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Blackfen to continue to suggest a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
About to purchase a new build flat in Blackfen. Conveyancing is daunting 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 legal work.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Blackfen
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Please supply 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. 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.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Blackfen is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?
Flying freeholds in Blackfen are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Blackfen you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Blackfen may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
We're FTB’s - agreed a price, but the agent informed us that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's recommended lawyers as they need a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Blackfen
It is improbable the vendors are behind this. Should the vendor desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the vendors direct and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to appoint your own,trusted Blackfen conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing targets pre-set by HQ.
There are only Seventy years left on my lease in Blackfen. I now want to get lease extension but my landlord is missing. What should I do?
On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply 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 prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the freeholder. For most situations a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be used as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Blackfen.
Having spent years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Blackfen. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Blackfen conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Blackfen premises is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.