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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Breaston

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Breaston? Why is this being asked of me?

You are right in these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Breaston. Nowadays you will not be able to complete any conveyancing deal without first handing over proof of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence as well as a council tax bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of identification it needs to be both the paper part as well as the photo card part, one is not sufficient in the absence of the other.

Evidence of your origin of monies is mandated under Money Laundering Regulations. Don’t be offended when you are asked to produce this as your lawyer must have this information on file. Your Breaston conveyancing practitioner will need to see evidence of proof of funds before they are able to accept any money from you into their client account and they will also ask further queries regarding the origin of monies.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Breaston is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Breaston are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Breaston you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Breaston may decide 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 am using a search engine for the term on line conveyancing in Breaston it brings up numerous conveyancerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable solicitor for me?

The best way of seeking a suitable conveyancer is through a personal referral, so enquire of friends and relatives who have acquired a property in Breaston or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Breaston vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three fee estimates from different law firms. Make sure that you know what costs in the quote includes.

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in Breaston where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales derailed due to short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Breaston conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I bought a 2 bed flat in Breaston, conveyancing having been completed 5 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Breaston with a long lease are worth £171,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2100

You have 79 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

I have just started marketing my ground floor apartment in Breaston.Conveyancing is yet to be initiated however I have just had a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – what should I do?

It best that you clear the service charge as usual given that all ground rent and maintenance invoices should be apportionedon completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially

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