Completed the sale of my flat in Ashbourne last February but our buyer keeps telephoning every few hours to say his solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?
Following your house sale your conveyancer is obliged to send the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Where appropriate, your solicitor should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Ashbourne.
I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Ashbourne. I now require my file however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Ashbourne of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one round the corner in Ashbourne I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Ashbourne in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
Should you need a home loan that many years will be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
I am 3 weeks into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to carry out the conveyancing in Ashbourne. We are not happy. Could you help me find new lawyers?
They would have to be really bad to suggest diss instructing them. Has your loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the replacement conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-sent. Your solicitor ideally should be on the banks panel to avoid supplemental expenses and complications. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your conveyancing in Ashbourne
Completion is due on the sale of our £300,000 flat in Ashbourne in 10 days. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Ashbourne?
For the majority of leasehold sales in Ashbourne conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
Completing pre-exchange questions
Where consent is required before sale in Ashbourne
Supplying insurance information
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Ashbourne, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Ashbourne with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2086
With 67 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.