What is Difference between Leasehold and Free Hold properties?
Many people will have a question what is the difference between Freehold and Leasehold properties at least once per in there life. If they buying a property they must to consider wheather to chose from Leasehold Flat or Home or Freehold house standing on a your private land.
We have found a very simple explanation What-Is-What, but, Dear Reader, you still have to decide your selves which is more convinient to you.
Tenure of a property relates to Land Laws and Land ownership
Leasehold: Type of owning property (usually a flat, but may the house as well) for a fixed term, but not the land on which it stands. Possession of the property will be subject to the payment of an annual ground rent. When the lease expires, ownership of the property reverts back to the freeholder. Nearly all flats in London are leasehold.
Freehold: Outright ownership of the property and land on which it stands. A freehold estate in land (as opposed to a leasehold) is where the owner of the land has no time limit to his period of ownership.
Lease lengths vary and most common are 99, 125 (in the case of ex local authority) 500 and 999. Mortgage lenders like there to be at least 50 years left at the end of a mortgage term (i.e. 75 years in total). The lease includes enforcement covenants, rights of way and access, repairing and maintaining covenants, details of ground rent. The lease length may be extended by agreement with the Freeholder at a specified cost. A service charge is usual but is not essential; some blocks h
ave a separate managing agent employed by the Freeholder. Share of Freehold is when the Freeholder divides up his responsibility and the leaseholders become directors of their leasehold company.
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