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Examples of recent conveyancing in Leamouth since June 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leamouth

Completed the sale of my flat in Leamouth last August yet the purchaser is whats apping daily to say his lawyer needs to hear from mylawyer. What should have happened following completion?

Following your disposal your solicitor should forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer should also send confirmation that the mortgage has been repaid to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Leamouth.

I have Fifty Six years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Leamouth. Conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 9/9/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Ground Rents and event fees must be reasonable at all times during the term of the lease. If you’re unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable or onerous, please refer the details to us for Valuer consideration. See the guidance below.

SECOND HAND PROPERTIES

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term <70 years
- Ground Rent >0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent doubles <every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years)
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI
- Ground Rent review period ≤5 years

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 70 to 85 years
- Ground Rent >0.1% and ≤0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building*
- Ground Rent review period is >5 and <10 years
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges >£500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges >0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything that appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term >85 years
- Ground Rent ≤0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period ≥10 years
- Ground Rent escalation ≤RPI

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term <125 years on a new build flat or <250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent >0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period ≤ 5 years
- Ground Rent doubles < every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years)
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Ground Rent is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent is linked to the value of the building*
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges >£500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges >0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything else appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term ≥125 years on a new build flat or ≥250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent ≤0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period >5 years
- Ground Rent escalation ≤RPI

* Where the Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building, please provide the following:
- How is the value of the block/unit currently calculated and if the assessment relates to the block(s), how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned per property?
- The current valuation and Ground Rent for each unit
- What is the mechanism for future valuations of the block and how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned?
- What is the right of appeal? And is this a documented process within the lease?
- Who bears the cost of the valuation (and appeal) process?
- Confirmation the review period is not less than twenty years

Is it necessary to pay for insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a house in Leamouth?

Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect solicitors handling conveyancing in Leamouth to continue to recommend a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a two bedroom apartment in Leamouth I wish to have a conversation with the conveyancer about mytransaction prior to giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be conducting your conveyancing in Leamouth.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Leamouth should be the amount on the final invoice that you are charged.

After months of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Leamouth. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Leamouth property is 46 Credon Road in January 2014. On 11 September 2013 Deputy District Judge Price sitting at the Bow County Court made a vesting order that the freeholder surrender his lease and be granted a new lease of the Premises on such terms as may be determined by the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).The appropriate sum as concluded by the Tribunal was £7225 This case affected 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 69.77 years.

What makes a Leamouth lease unmortgageable?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Leamouth. Most leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain sections are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You will have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Santander, The Mortgage Works, and Bank of Ireland all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the buyer to withdraw.

What type of premises does your Leamouth conveyancing quotes apply to?

The quotes provided are only applicable to standard domestic premises in England & Wales. Should you have any different needs for example industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Leamouth do telephone us to discuss this further .

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Leamouth

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Leamouth with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This could include advice on Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings

  • Jds Solicitors, St Luke's Business Centre, Unit 3, 85 Tarling Road, London, Greater London, E16 1HN
  • Quinns, 1st Floor, 26 Naval Row, London, E14 9PS
  • Clifford Chance Llp, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ
  • Lpc Law Limited, Level 34, 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LQ
  • Kidd Rapinet Llp, 29 Harbour Exchange Square, London, Greater London, E14 9GE

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Leamouth regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Leamouth practicing in commercial conveyancing in Leamouth. This will likely include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Quinns, 1st Floor, 26 Naval Row, London, E14 9PS
  • Taj Solicitors Ltd, 243-247 East India Dock Road, Docklands, London, London, E14 0EG
  • B Gadwah Limited, 225 Marsh Wall, 3rd Floor, Suite 20, London, London, E14 9FW
  • Kpmg Llp, 15 Canada Square, London, London, E14 5GL
  • Clifford Chance Europe Llp, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5JJ

Planning law solicitors in Leamouth regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Leamouth practicing in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including compulsory purchases in Leamouth
  • Adams Solicitors, Adams House, 129 Mile End Road, London, E1 4BG
  • Beverley Morris & Co, 35 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Villiage, London, SE3 0TJ
  • Beverley Morris & Co Incorporating Peter Egan & Co, 62 Lewisham High Street, London, London, SE13 5JH
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Llp, Tower Bridge House, St. Katharines Way, London, E1W 1AA
  • Clyde & Co Llp, The St. Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR

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