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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aldersbrook

I am acquiring a house mortgage free in Aldersbrook. I have resided for the last 15 years in Aldersbrook. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. Given that I have knowledge of the road and vicinity very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

Provided that you do not need a home loan, then the vast majority of the Aldersbrook conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your lawyer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she is duty bound to do this. Do take into account; if you are going to dispose of the house at a future date, it will likely be be of importance to your prospective purchaser what the searches determine. Sometimes properties with day to day issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Aldersbrook should provide you some practical guidance concerning this.

Will our conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Aldersbrook.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Aldersbrook. Some people will buy a property in Aldersbrook, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Aldersbrook. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer may commence a claim for damages stemming from an inaccurate answer. The buyer’s solicitors should also carry out an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be conducted.

I am buying a new build apartment in Aldersbrook. 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 legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Aldersbrook

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please supply a car parking plan. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Aldersbrook is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Aldersbrook are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Aldersbrook you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Aldersbrook may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I'm purchasing a flat in Aldersbrook. I have found my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't locate my lawyer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Is this a big problem?

Not every individual in the company must be listed by the regulator. Provided there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the conveyancing, the actual day-to-day activity can be undertaken by unqualified staff.

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