I am buying a right to buy a flat in Barnehurst. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Barnehurst you will have to appoint a solicitor on your mortgage company's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Barnehurst.
My partner and I are downsizing from our home in Barnehurst and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A high street Barnehurst lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using an online conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst. We have lived in Barnehurst for six years we know of no issue. Should we get in touch with our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)
I am buying a new build apartment in Barnehurst. 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 conveyancing.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Barnehurst
Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Barnehurst before instructing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Barnehurst. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
My mum and dad are having difficulties in finding their Barnehurst property on the HM Land Registry online search facility. They have a vague recollection 48 years ago when they bought the property there were complications regarding Barnehurst not being recognised in some systems.
Nearly all properties in Barnehurst should show up. Have you limited your search with just the postcode. Normally it will reveal all the premises inside the postcode. Assuming the property is registered it will show up with a title number. If they bought back in the 60’s it's conceivable it may be unregistered. The address could still be revealed but with the title number shown 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title papers which could be with your parent’s bank.