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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Carshalton

Souldusing a Carshalton conveyancing practitioner make my purchase more efficient?

Generally conveyancing practitioners in your area will enjoy excellent connections with your local authority, which can help with your Carshalton conveyancing searches that your lawyer will need to carry out. It also helps if they have strong rapport with the Local Land Registry Office your area Carshalton, other conveyancers in the area and Carshalton Estate Agents.

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must be out of my let out flat in Carshalton by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is underway. How realistic is it to complete in 5 weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

It is unwise to give notice on a rental unless exchange of contracts has taken place. If you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and urge them to they cajole the owners side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will aim towards

I purchased a freehold property in Carshalton yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Carshalton and has limited impact for conveyancing in Carshalton but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

My grandmother passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Carshalton. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Coventry BS, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

If you plan to re-mortgage then Coventry BS will require that you use a conveyancer on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Coventry BS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Coventry BS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Carshalton. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Carshalton - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such matters? Can you recommend a Carshalton conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?

Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the LVT to make a decision on the premium.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Carshalton residence is 21 & 23 Carshalton Grove in May 2009. the Tribunal adopted the figures presented as the premiums payable by the Applicant i.e. a total of £20,750. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72 years.

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