We are due to complete on the purchase of a property in Budleigh Salterton but as a consequence of damage from the recent storms I have managed to agree reparation from the owner in the sum of £2k by way of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract however Aldermore are not allowing this. Why were they involved?
The lawyer being on the Aldermore approved list is duty bound to advise Aldermore of any amendments to the purchase price. If you prohibit your conveyancing practitioner to notify the reduction to Aldermore then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Aldermore and you would have to appoint a new solicitor for your conveyancing in Budleigh Salterton.
Will my conveyancer be making enquiries regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Budleigh Salterton.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Budleigh Salterton. There are those who purchase a house in Budleigh Salterton, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better appreciation of the risks in Budleigh Salterton. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the vendor to discover if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. The buyer’s solicitors will also order an environmental search. This will indicate whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be initiated.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Budleigh Salterton I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Budleigh Salterton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a short lease?
Should you need a mortgage that many years will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
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What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Budleigh Salterton conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Budleigh Salterton conveyancing firm) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Budleigh Salterton conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:
What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing? Can they put you in touch with clients in Budleigh Salterton who can give a testimonial?
I invested in buying a split level flat in Budleigh Salterton, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Budleigh Salterton with an extended lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease ends on 21st October 2083
You have 64 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £14,300 and £16,400 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.