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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnham

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Burnham is more expensive?

Burnham leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Burnham. I I would like to check if they are on the Yorkshire Building Society approved list of lawyers. Can you help?

You should phone your conveyancer and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Otherwise please get in touch with Yorkshire Building Society who may be able to confirm.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Burnham?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Burnham will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Burnham. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Burnham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Burnham it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately may result in delays to Burnham commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Burnham.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Burnham. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Burnham are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Burnham so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Burnham conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.

I bought a ground floor flat in Burnham, conveyancing was carried out in 2007. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Burnham with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

With only 68 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Finally our conveyancing in Burnham completes on Friday, but the person I am buying from has asked to vacate 24 hours later at PM. Do I accept this?

If you are having a bank loan then your solicitor will require that you have vacant possession on Friday - the bank will require it.

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