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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Berkhamsted

We were just about to exchange contracts for a property in Berkhamsted. We encountered a stumbling block. Our loan offer with Barnsley Building Society expires on 15/4/2019 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 17/4/2019. Can one extend the loan offer?

The person best placed to deal with your issue is your conveyancer who will calculate if they better off negotiating with the bank, vendor’s conveyancers, estate agents or indeed all parties based on what has gone on in your conveyancing to date.

Do commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Berkhamsted?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Berkhamsted will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Berkhamsted. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Berkhamsted.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Berkhamsted it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Berkhamsted commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Berkhamsted.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Berkhamsted is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Berkhamsted are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Berkhamsted you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Berkhamsted 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.

I want to sublet my leasehold apartment in Berkhamsted. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

A small minority of properties in Berkhamsted do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord is not entitled to unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

I inherited a split level flat in Berkhamsted, conveyancing having been completed July 2012. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Berkhamsted with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2072

With just 53 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Online reading suggests that Berkhamsted solicitors are more expensive than Berkhamsted conveyancers in Berkhamsted to use when purchasing a house. So is it better if I use a conveyancer or a solicitor where I am buying a property in Berkhamsted.

When it comes to conveyancing in Berkhamsted the costs are unlikely to vary dramatically depending on whether the legal expert is a licenced conveyancer or solicitor.

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