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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cherry Willingham

Should lawyers ask for money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Cherry Willingham?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Cherry Willingham your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be needed immediately before exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I have 7378 less than 75 years left on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Cherry Willingham. Conveyancing solicitors on the Tesco Bank panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 12/7/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Mortgage term plus 30 years (subject to a minimum unexpired term of 55 years). Please contact us as detailed in 1.11b should this not be the case.
For new build properties, the following lease terms are not acceptable:
- The unexpired lease term on a new build flat is less than 125 years
- The unexpired lease term on a new build house is less than 250 years
If the lease cannot be amended to comply with the above, the case cannot proceed. Please advise us immediately where the case cannot proceed.
Contact point as detailed in 1.11b.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Cherry Willingham with a loan from Skipton Building Society. The developers refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not reveal to my lawyer about the extras as it may adversely affect my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Cherry Willingham prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not give a mortgage on this type of property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can look into this further with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Cherry Willingham. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £250,000 garden flat in Cherry Willingham in just under a week. The management company has quoted £408 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Cherry Willingham?

Cherry Willingham conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally necessitates administration charges raised by managing agents :

    Addressing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Cherry Willingham Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Cherry Willingham leasehold property is £350. For Cherry Willingham conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply answers.

I own a ground floor flat in Cherry Willingham, conveyancing having been completed November 2011. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Cherry Willingham with an extended lease are worth £165,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2096

You have 77 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £7,600 and £8,800 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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