I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (seven years built) in Chaddesden. The vast majority the appartments have already been sold. Is it strictly necessary to order neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Chaddesden?
If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a mortgage, your bank will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Chaddesden conveyancing searches are optional. Your solicitor, will 'advise', perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should have the searches done, but he or she is duty bound in this regard. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or it may be necessary to instruct a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Chaddesden.
It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Chaddesden concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £305k and found one close by in Chaddesden I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Chaddesden in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 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 term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
Given that I am about to spend £400,000 on a house in Chaddesden I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor about myconveyancing ahead of giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?
We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the solicitor who will be doing your conveyancing in Chaddesden.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Chaddesden should be the figure that you end up paying.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Chaddesden. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Chaddesden who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Chaddesden conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Chaddesden Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries before Purchasing
Who manages the building? How much is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment? The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the lessees enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.