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Houses – Freehold Purchase

BUYING THE FREEHOLD

If you have a house with a short lease, that is with less than 70 years remaining, you are probably concerned that the house has become difficult to mortgage and harder to sell, and are looking for advice on buying a freehold to see how you can sort out your position.

Buying the freehold is a relatively straightforward procedure, and if this is the topic you are interested in finding out more about, please have a look at our page specifically on how to Buy the Freehold which will give you further information. And don’t forget, if you’re looking at a leasehold house that you want to buy freehold, we can help you too.

If you have a house with a short lease, residential lease extensions in these circumstances are possible, but not common. This is because the vast majority of leaseholders end up purchasing their freehold, rather than getting a lease extension. Please have a look at our freehold purchases page for further information.

For more information on buying the freehold please call us now on 0121 427 2800

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Lease Extensions

100 Years unexpired – No issues at this stage with the lease and the saleability of the property.

90 Years unexpired – Still no major issues at this stage with the lease and the saleability of the property.

80 Years unexpired – This is where the real problems start – “Marriage Value” becomes a factor and the market price of the property is affected

70 Years unexpired – The property now becomes difficult to mortgage as lenders become nervous about the situation. The cost of extending the lease is significant. Potential purchasers are deterred by the length of the lease and seek alternative properties.

60 Years unexpired – The situation is similar to that at 70 years, but somewhat worse. You will probably have lost many £1,000s in the market value of your flat.

50 Years unexpired – You are unlikely to sell the flat with such a short lease and may be limited to cash buyers and property investors only. By nowmany more £1,000s have been wiped off the true market value.