This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as FTB of a garden flat in Amersham. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Amersham?
There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens early afternoon.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Coventry BS. Amersham conveyancing lawyers were appointed. How long does it take for Coventry BS to forward the offer to the lawyer?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Coventry BS completed the survey? Have you advised Coventry BS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
My husband and I are in the throws of looking at apartments in Amersham and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it sensible to have a property lawyer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a home loan with Yorkshire BS.
It would be wise to commence your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the EA. Given that you are obtaining a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, make sure you remember to check that your lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial site in Amersham?
Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Amersham will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Amersham. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Amersham.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Amersham it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may cause delays to Amersham commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Amersham.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Amersham is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Amersham are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Amersham you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Amersham may ascertain 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 residence.
We are a couple of weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the local agent to perform conveyancing in Amersham. I am am extremely disappointed with the quality of service. Can you help me find new conveyancers?
A lawyer would have to be very bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your mortgage offer been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the replacement solicitor and get the offer are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid escalating expenses and complications. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our find a solicitor tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Amersham
I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Amersham where we have witnessed a few flat sales put at risk due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Amersham conveyancing firms. Please can you confirm whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Amersham - A selection of Queries before buying
Does the lease include onerous restrictions? This information is useful as a) areas may cause problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the managing agents you will want to know about it