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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alston

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of stalling in Alston conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of slowing down conveyancing in Alston.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Alston 4 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?

You no longer need to hold title official documentation to prove you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

About to purchase a new build flat in Alston. Conveyancing is daunting 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 are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Alston

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

I was advised by three or four local property agents in Alston to choose a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to market your services over and above a competitor’s?

We refuse to offer any commission for sending work to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

What are the common deficiencies that you come across in leases for Alston properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Alston is not unique. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Yorkshire Building Society, Bank of Scotland, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I own a split level flat in Alston, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Alston with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2082

You have 60 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £20,000 and £23,000 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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