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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brentwood

Me and my fiancee are buying our first house. Our lawyer has calledto ask if we would like to purchase supplemental conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's needed for conveyancing in Brentwood

The scope of Brentwood conveyancing searches should be triggered based primarily on the premises, the location, the possibility of any of these risks, your familiarity of the locality and risks, your general appetite to risk. What matters is that you properly comprehend what information the searches could supply. You may then decide if you consider that you need that search. Should you be unsure, ask the conveyancing practitioner to explain.

Having sold my house in Brentwood last May but my buyer keeps e-mailing daily complaining that his lawyer is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?

Following your house sale your conveyancer should send the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been paid off to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures specific conveyancing in Brentwood.

I am purchasing a new build house in Brentwood with a loan from Bank of Ireland. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The sale representative advised me not to tell my solicitor about the side-deal as it may adversely affect my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Is it best to choose a Brentwood conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can execute the legal formalities but they are based a couple of hundredkilometers away.

The benefit of a local Brentwood conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Brentwood know how is a bonus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were impressed that should trump using an unknown Brentwood conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being based in the area.

We expect to complete the sale of our £325,000 flat in Brentwood on Monday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £396 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Brentwood?

Brentwood conveyancing on leasehold flats usually requires the purchaser’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries the majority will be willing to do so. They are entitled to levy a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is above £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that you have little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

Following months of correspondence we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Brentwood. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to assess the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Brentwood flat is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 57.5 years.

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