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In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Buckhurst Hill? Why is this being asked of me?
Buckhurst Hill conveyancing solicitors as well as nationwide property practitioners throughout the UK have an obligation under Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules to verify the identity of any client in order to satisfy themselves that clients are who they say they are.
Conveyancing clients will need to supply two forms of certified ID; proof of ID (usually a Passport or Driving Licence) and proof of address (usually a Bank Statement no more than three months).
Confirmation of the origin of monies is also required under the money laundering laws as solicitors have a duty to check that the monies you are using to buy a property (whether it be the deposit for exchange or the full purchase amount if you are buying mortgage free) has come from a reputable source (such as employment savings) and is not the fruits of illegitimate behaviour.
I have 70 years remaining on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Buckhurst Hill. Conveyancing solicitors on the Accord Mortgages panel can deal with such extensions right?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 3/6/2023 the requirements read as follows :
I am buying my first flat in Buckhurst Hill with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about the extras as it could put at risk my mortgage with the lender. 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.
I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in Buckhurst Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement 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 arrive at the price payable.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Buckhurst Hill premises is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 69.26 years.
Are there common defects that you encounter in leases for Buckhurst Hill properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Buckhurst Hill. All leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:
Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. National Westminster Bank, Skipton Building Society, and Aldermore all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to withdraw.