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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colyton

Various web forums that I have come across warn that are a common cause of obstruction in Colyton conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Colyton.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Colyton. 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Colyton

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one close by in Colyton I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Colyton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

I am using a search engine for the phrase on line conveyancing in Colyton it reveals many conveyancersin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of finding the right conveyancer is through a personal testimonial, so seek the opinion of colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Colyton or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Colyton differ, so it's sensible to secure at least four costs illustrations from different solicitors. Be sure to secure confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Colyton. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Colyton who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is in fact the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Colyton conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website 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.

Colyton Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Does the lease include onerous restrictions? How long is the Lease? Best to be warned if a new roof is being put on or some other significant cost is due in the foreseeable future to be shared between the leasehold owners and may well materially increase the the maintenance costs or result in a one off invoice.

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