I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to vacate my let out apartment in Battle by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
Generally one should not serve notice for your lease unless exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not already done so, notify to your lawyer and request that they chase the owners solicitors, try to a target completion date that all parties will look to achieve
I am purchasing a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Battle who is on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Nationwide Building Society in certain locations such as Battle. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Is there a list of Virgin Money panel solicitors in Battle on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
No. There is no such tool on the Council of Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings visible online. If you are seeking to appoint a Battle lawyer on the Virgin Money please make the most of our facility.
is it true that all Battle conveyancing solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Many lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such firms would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Battle. I have a mortgage offer with Clydesdale. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Battle is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Battle are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Battle you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Battle may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Battle. Before I get started I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Battle - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I inherited a 2 bed flat in Battle, conveyancing having been completed June 2002. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable flats in Battle with over 90 years remaining are worth £260,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2095
With just 74 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.