I purchased a freehold premises in Bradford On Avon but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Bradford On Avon and has limited impact for conveyancing in Bradford On Avon but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.
Do I have to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Bradford On Avon so that I can attend their offices if required.
Whereas this was necessary 15 years ago, almost all lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to supply ID documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a locally based ayer, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Bradford On Avon.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Bradford On Avon. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bradford On Avon
Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. 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. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
I am attracted to a couple of flats in Bradford On Avon both have about 50 years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?
There are plenty of short leases in Bradford On Avon. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the saleability of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease. For this reason it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. It is often difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this arena.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Bradford On Avon - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying
How much is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment? You will want to find out as much as possible about the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day matters like the cleanliness of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. Is there a share of the freehold?
A mortgage agreement from a mortgage company for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom garden flat is expected imminently. Could you suggest a cheap remortgage conveyancing practitioner in Bradford On Avon ?
This site is not designed to help in pursuit of the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Bradford On Avon. Our aim is to provide excellent value conveyancing but we do not aim to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by companies offering low cost conveyancing in Bradford On Avon.In your best case scenario, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up being stung for additional fee and still not get the service required.