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I own a flat still with a mortgage but have been told I only

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Hi, I own a flat still with a mortgage but have been told I only have 69 years left on the lease. I want to sell the flat next year, so want to renew it but not sure how much it will be and what steps to take. Thanks. Jackie
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: No nothing at all. I was only told this morning by my flat management company and really worried that it is going to be expensive.
JA: Where is the flat located?
Customer: Halstead, Essex. CO9 1DF
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thank you, ***** ***** some help. Thank you.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 4 months ago.


If you have owned the property for more than 2 years, you may invoke the statutory lease extension procedure.

You may use this calculator to see what your estimated cost will be:

I would also advise you to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle the process for you if you are unfamiliar with it as it is technical and complex.

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