It is a dozen years since I bought my property in Bexhill. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been appointed on the sale but I can't locate the title documents. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a possibility that the deeds will be retained by your lender or they could still be with the conveyancers who handled the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Bexhill relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Bexhill I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Bexhill in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
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Harry (my fiance) and I may need to let out our Bexhill 1st floor flat temporarily due to a new job. We used a Bexhill conveyancing firm in 2004 but they have closed and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
Some leases for properties in Bexhill do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot 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 consent.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Bexhill - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this scenario the leaseholders benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. It would be wise to find out as much as you can concerning the company managing the building as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical matters such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. You should not be shy to ask other tenants whether they are happy with them. On a final note, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the relevant party and precisely what you get for your money.
Builders have recommended to me a solicitor and I've received a quote from them. They are almost £400 cheaper than my own Bexhill conveyancer. What's the catch?
Housebuilders normally have lists of conveyancing practitioners who expedite matters and who know the developer’s paperwork and property lawyer. Plenty of developers offer an inducement to choose their approved conveyancing practitioner for this reason, any increased fees can be avoided and a builder will not suggest a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they need an exchange within a tight deadline. A counter-argument for not opting for the suggested conveyancer is that they may be unwilling to 'push' your interests for fear of upsetting the housebuilder. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should stick with your high street Bexhill conveyancing practitioner.