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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Coulsdon

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend conduct conveyancing in Coulsdon by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Please call us to secure a costs illustration and details as to availability.

At what point will exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Coulsdon and am I required to be at the conveyancers branch?

If you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Coulsdon you are welcome to come in to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the point of no return. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the conveyancer to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Coulsdon)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Coulsdon I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Coulsdon suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they 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 speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Coulsdon. I've discover a web site which looks to be the ideal offering If there is a chance to get all the legals done via email that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I've found a house that appears to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Coulsdon. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Coulsdon ?

Most houses in Coulsdon are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Coulsdon so you should seriously consider looking for a Coulsdon conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

Notwithstanding our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in seeking a lease extension in Coulsdon. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Coulsdon conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Coulsdon property is 223 Brighton Road in September 2013. The premium payable for the acquisition freehold of the properties should be £10,934 (Ten thousand,nine hundred and thirty four pounds) This case affected 3 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 75 years.

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