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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ashtead

Finally the sale completed on my house in Ashtead last October yet the purchaser is texting me to say their solicitor needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities following completion?

Following your house sale your solicitor should forward the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the purchaser's solicitors. If applicable, your solicitor must also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion steps specific conveyancing in Ashtead.

I need some quick conveyancing in Ashtead as I am under an ultimatum to complete within one month. A mortgage is not required. Can I avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free buyer you are at liberty not to have searches carried out although no conveyancer would suggest that you don't. Drawing on years of experience of conveyancing in Ashtead the following are instances of issues that can crop up and adversely affect the marketability of the property: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...

I have justfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Ashtead for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Ashtead conveyancing specialists.

My husband and I are 17 days into a residential purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to do our conveyancing in Ashtead. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would need to be really poor to suggest changing them. Has your mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new solicitor and ensure the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer needs to be on the lenders panel to avoid escalating expenses and delays. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Ashtead

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Ashtead from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Ashtead can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • If you hold a share in a the Management Company, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Organising a re-issued share certificate can be a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Ashtead home move. If a new share is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later. A minority of Ashtead leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers. If there is a history of any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled before the property is marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where a dispute is unresolved. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to present the dispute as over rather than ongoing.

Having spent months of correspondence we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Ashtead. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Ashtead conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Ashtead premises is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.43 years.

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