I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Aylesford. Almost all the flats have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Aylesford?
If you are buying a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your lender will insist on some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Aylesford conveyancing searches are optional. No doubt your conveyancer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to switch to an alternative solicitor for your conveyancing in Aylesford.
I am buying a new build flat in Aylesford. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Aylesford
Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
Is it possible to swap conveyancer as I need to choose a firm on the Santander conveyancing panel. I instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Aylesford round the corner but the firm is not approved by Santander
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Aylesford on the Santander panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Aylesford. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Aylesford.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am selling a house in Cardiff but live in Aylesford. My solicitor (who is 235 kilometers from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Aylesford who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Aylesford
I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a leasehold house in Aylesford. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Aylesford are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Aylesford in which case you should be looking for a Aylesford conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.
Aylesford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
The majority of Aylesford leasehold apartments will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block set by the landlord. If you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this liability, normally in instalments during the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal areas. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a exorbitant amount, say about £25-£75 but you need to check as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds. How much is the annual maintenance fee and ground rent? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the company managing the building as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical issues such as the upkeep of the communal areas. Don't be shy to ask other tenants whether they are happy with their management. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money.