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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bassaleg

I am buying a new build house in Bassaleg benefiting from help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The property agent advised me not disclose to my solicitor about this extras as it may impact my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer 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.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Bassaleg I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Bassaleg for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan that many years will be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

My company is hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering no-sale-no costs for commercial conveyancing in Bassaleg for below 1500k?

We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Bassaleg, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. Whether you are hoping to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. Regarding the charges these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or phone so as to enable us to supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £150,000 apartment in Bassaleg next Monday. The landlords agents has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Bassaleg?

Bassaleg conveyancing on leasehold apartments normally involves the purchaser’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions the majority will be willing to assist. They may charge a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

Bassaleg Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    The majority of Bassaleg leasehold properties will incur a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to pay this liability, usually in instalments accross the year. This may vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to check as on occasion it could be surprisingly expensive. Where a Bassaleg lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the salability of the apartment. It is worth checking with your lender that they are content with remaining years on the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the premises for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. Does the lease include onerous restrictions?

Why can I not complete our conveyancing in Bassaleg on May bank holiday?

Because on completion the sale price will be transferred electronically between the banks of the buyer and owner’s property lawyer and currently this can only happen on a business day. So you can't complete on a weekend either.

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