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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Biggin Hill

At what point will exchange of contracts occur in purchase conveyancing in Biggin Hill and do I need to attend the conveyancers branch?

If you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill you are welcome to come in to sign the paperwork. However, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The executing of the purchase agreement is not when everything is set in stone. A signed contract is necessary for the firm to address the formalities at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Biggin Hill)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Biggin Hill but how do I know who I should use?

It would be unwise to be tempted by the lowest Biggin Hill conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

I am helping my sister sell her house in Biggin Hill. Will the solicitor commission an energy performance certificate or it is for the owner to coordinate?

Following the demise of Home Packs, EPC’s was kept a mandatory element of selling a house. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. This is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. If you are using a Biggin Hill conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established local accredited person

Can you point me to a directory of Nottingham panel solicitors in Biggin Hill on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

Unfortunately not yet. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings open the public online. Where you are seeking to appoint a Biggin Hill lawyer on the Nottingham please make the most of our tool.

I have recentlyfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Biggin Hill for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Biggin Hill conveyancing specialists.

I am buying a new build apartment in Biggin Hill. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Biggin Hill

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Last June I purchased a leasehold house in Biggin Hill. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Having spent months of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Biggin Hill. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Biggin Hill property is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 50.57 years.

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