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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aylesford

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Aylesford. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Now that you have exchanged you should retain a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are facing a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the purchase. An auction property should have a corresponding legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the conveyancing papers may contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You need to pass this on to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. Do make sure that you have funds in place to complete on the on the contractual date .

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Aylesford. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Aylesford?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Aylesford. Your solicitors will transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be called to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs between 1 and 3pm.

My lawyer has informed me that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Aylesford?

The right level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. Conveyancing practitioners as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I am buying my first flat in Aylesford with a loan from Birmingham Midshires. The developers refused to budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not to tell my lawyer about the extras as it will affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

What does commercial conveyancing in Aylesford cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Aylesford incorporates a wide range of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Aylesford conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Aylesford conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Aylesford conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:

    How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? Can they put you in touch with clients in Aylesford who can give a testimonial?

I bought a garden flat in Aylesford, conveyancing formalities finalised May 1996. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Aylesford with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2071

You have 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

Should I be concerned if there is a problem with the searches conducted as part of our conveyancing in Aylesford?

Normally, most issues arising from Aylesford conveyancing search results can be dealt with in advance of completion or indemnity insurance may be put on cover. You need to remember that regardless of the fact that you intend on acquiring the premises and might be willing to live with the search results, your building society or bank may not, and ultimately have the final decision.

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