Selling a leasehold flat can be challenging; particularly when you have less than 80 years left on your existing leasehold. The main issue is that the value of your home or property will begin to lose value as the time period of the lease reduces. Buyers can find it difficult to get a mortgage from lenders and in turn, you could be left in a frustrating situation. However, you should be able to apply for a lease extension of an additional 90 years. So let’s look at the lease extension process in greater detail.
Quick property sales can be a bit challenging; particularly if you’re not familiar with all of the choices available. Whether your sale needs to take place to free up cash, or you’re relocating to another part of the UK, there are several routes which you could take. Let’s look at some of the most common options.
Part exchange plans have gained popularity due to what many see to be a stalling housing market in London. The basic principle behind these schemes is that an owner can trade in, or part exchange their existing home to a builder. In return, the value of this home is deducted from the cost of a new property. There are several benefits to part exchange plans and it’s worth learning about them if you’re looking to sell soon. So let’s look at part exchange homes and how these plans can help you get a quick sale.
We know that repairs, maintenance and improvements need to be carried out within apartment buildings and flats. These may be relatively small costs but from time to time they can be much larger. Occasionally there can be instances when leaseholders are forced to pay out ridiculously large sums of money. One particularly shocking recent case was from Oxford in early 2016. Around 50 leaseholders in an apartment block were asked to pay an eye-watering £50,000 pounds each.
While a divorce can be a stressful time in and of itself, such an event can become even more difficult when a home is involved. Unsurprisingly, this can be a confusing and complicated situation. We will start by looking at how you can protect your ownership rights. Then, we will look at the relationship between divorce and property, while highlighting some of the main factors to address during the process.
Whenever you sell an asset, the potential obligation to pay capital gains tax (CGT) is always a concern. Landlords selling houses should be aware of how this tax functions, some of the rules set out by the HMRC and a handful of exemptions which could prove to be quite useful when determining whether or not it is necessary to file. Let’s take a look at some of the principles behind capital gains tax in relation to a property sale.
One of the most important concerns you need to take into account when selling a leasehold flat is the number of years remaining on the lease. Shorter leases can lead to problems when you try to sell your flat.
If you are a Landlord there may be a time when you need to consider selling a property with tenants. While the house sale process can be challenging at the best of times. It can be even more difficult if you have tenants currently renting the property. So, what are some of the rules about selling a property with tenants? Let’s take a look at a handful of regulations and concerns that you should always take into account.