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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bromham

Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Bromham so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary twenty years ago, most mortgage companies no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to provide identification documents and there are still distinct advantages to choosing a local solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Bromham.

I have recentlybeen informed that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Bromham for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make 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 Bromham conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Bromham differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Bromham contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Bromham typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Bromham or who has acted in the same development.

Last September I purchased a leasehold flat in Bromham. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part 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).

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Bromham, conveyancing formalities finalised 9 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Bromham with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2074

You have 53 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased parent's Will, with a house in Bromham which is to be marketed. The bungalow has never been registered at HMLR and I'm advised that many purchasers will insist that it is done before they'll move forward. What's the mechanism for this?

In the situation you refer to it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and official copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.

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