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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chatham

It may have been a long time coming a mortgage offer from Santander for the refinancing of my 2 room flat is expected within the next few days. Could you recommend a cheap conveyancing lawyer in Chatham?

You have come to the wrong site to search for a cheap conveyancing in Chatham. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by organisations enticing you with low cost conveyancing in Chatham. The optimum outcome, in being led by cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst it will result in you paying a lot in additional fees and still not receive the service you were looking for.

What can a local search inform me regarding the house my wife and I purchasing in Chatham?

Chatham conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Chatham conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

About to purchase a new build flat in Chatham. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chatham

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Chatham. Conveyancing and The Mortgage Works mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Chatham who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to incur the fees of a Chatham conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured 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.

I invested in buying a leasehold flat in Chatham, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Chatham with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2086

With just 67 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

I need to change lawyers as my Chatham lawyer is not on the bank's panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?

If you haven't yet instructed a conveyancer to do anything for you and have just received quotes, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Chatham that you're thinking of instructing.

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