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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Abbots Langley

My son-in-law is about to exchange on a house that has just been built in Abbots Langley with a mortgage from Coventry BS. His conveyancer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. This document is news to me - what is it and who needs sight of it?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Abbots Langley? What am I being asked for?

Abbots Langley conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property practitioners throughout the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the identity of any client with a view to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.

Conveyancing clients are required to disclose two forms of certified identification; proof of identity (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and evidence of address (typically a Utility Bill less than 3 months old).

Evidence of source of monies is also necessary in accordance with the money laundering laws as conveyancers are duty bound to check that the monies you are utilising to buy a property (be it the exchange deposit or the total purchase monies where you are a cash purchaser) has originated from a reputable source (such as an inheritance) and is not the fruits of illegitimate behaviour.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Abbots Langley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Abbots Langley

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

My business partner and I are hoping to take an assignment of a lease of an office on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed costs for commercial conveyancing in Abbots Langley for less than £2000?

We can recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Abbots Langley, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to purchase or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we can find you the right lawyer. As for the costs these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or call us so that we may provide you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.

We own a leasehold flat in Abbots Langley. Conveyancing was completed in 2011. I have heard that I mustn’t let the lease length fall too low. Is this correct?

Abbots Langley leasehold properties are for a prescribed term - normally just under one hundred years when they started. However a significant appartments in Abbots Langley were constructed or converted in the 60’s and so such leases now have fewer than 80 years remaining. That may sound like plenty of time however Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies on the whole need leases to have a minimum of 75 years left to be mortgageable. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are getting close to eighty years. To increase your property value you should be thinking about whether to extend your lease well in advance of selling the property. Furthermore strong financial reasons to taking action before the lease hits 80 years as when the lease falls below eighty years the premium you have to pay to extend starts to escalate.

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