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Ready to buy a new home in Battlesbridge? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Battlesbridge conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Battlesbridge

Can conveyancing in Battlesbridge to be done inside 28 days?

Where you are under a tight deadline for your conveyancing it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the area as they will benefit local contacts and know-how. It is possible that they would have transacted otherhomes in the same road. You would be best advised to use a Battlesbridge conveyancing solicitor. In addition, double check that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is said that just under twenty per cent of Battlesbridge conveyancing deals are frustrated or derailed after discovering a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their banks list of approved solicitors. In many cases this discovery resulted in the legal process being held up by as much as 21 days. It is understood that this issue impacts in the region of 100,000 home sales every year. Almost all Battlesbridge conveyancing firms can not represent certain mortgage companies so do check at the outset.

Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Battlesbridge?

If you are buying a property in Battlesbridge your solicitor will ask you to provide them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the total price then this will be asked for shortly ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed should be transferred shortly before completion.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Battlesbridge with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it could affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

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 want to let out my leasehold apartment in Battlesbridge. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the leaseholder; specifically, it will indicate if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Battlesbridge do not prevent subletting altogether – such a provision would adversely affect the market value the property. In most cases there is a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the sublease.

I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Battlesbridge, conveyancing having been completed in 1995. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Battlesbridge with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2086

With 67 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

My work colleague mentioned that when choosing a conveyancing lawyer they need approved by your bank. I am novice purchaser but I have an offer in principle with Santander and I already have a family conveyancing lawyer in Battlesbridge in place. Does Halifax insist on an approved solicitor to be used? Does a directory of approved solicitors even exist for my conveyancing in Battlesbridge?

You need to instruct a solicitor that is on the Halifax panel. The first thing to do is call your preferred Battlesbridge conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Halifax panel. If they are not on the panel you have numerous choices open to you here:

  • Proceed with your chosen Battlesbridge solicitor but Halifax will need to instruct a solicitor on their approved list. The net impact is additional charges together with probable interruption.
  • Get a fresh conveyancer to conduct the conveyancing, ensuring that they are on the Halifax conveyancing panel.
  • Appeal to your conveyancing practitioner to apply to join the bank panel.

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