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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

My mortgage broker says he needs my Burnham lawyer’ panel reference for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. What is the best way to find this out. I have e-mailed my local Burnham branch but they cant find it on their system.

The sensible thing to do is ask for this information from your Burnham property lawyer . They maintain a central record lender panel numbers.

I am buying a house without a mortgage in Burnham. I have been residing for the last twelve years in Burnham. Conveyancing searches are expensive. Given that I know the road and vicinity very well should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Burnham conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will 'advise', no-doubt strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he is duty bound to take that path of encouragement . Do take into account; if you are likely to sell the house at a future date, it will be of importance to your prospective purchaser what the searches contain. On occasion properties with apparent issues can still throw up unpredicted search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Burnham will provide you some helpful advice here.

Will my lawyer be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Burnham.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Burnham. Some people will buy a house in Burnham, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their solicitors which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Burnham. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the seller to discover if the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a legal claim for losses as a result of such an misleading reply. The purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an environmental search. This should disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be conducted.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one close by in Burnham I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Burnham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan that many years may be problematic. Discount 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 at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

I have recently realised that I have Seventy years left on my flat in Burnham. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What are my options?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to locate the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent would be helpful to try and locate and prepare a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Burnham.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Burnham, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Burnham with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2092

With just 71 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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