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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Coxhoe

Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool conduct auction conveyancing in Coxhoe?

We know of a few auction practitioners we can connect you with those conducting auction conveyancing. Coxhoe is one of our areas of in which our lawyers are based.

Should our solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Coxhoe.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Coxhoe. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Coxhoe, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be initiated by the buyer or by their solicitors which will figure out the risks in Coxhoe. The conventional set of information given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the owner to determine if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not revealed by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s lawyers should also carry out an environmental report. This will higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be initiated.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Coxhoe I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Coxhoe suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

I have recently realised that I have 62 years left on my flat in Coxhoe. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to find the landlord. In some cases a specialist may be useful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Coxhoe.

Coxhoe Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    How much is the service charge and ground rent on the flat? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the company managing the building as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical matters such as the tidiness of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of them. In conclusion, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money. Many Coxhoe leasehold properties will have a service bill for the upkeep of the building set on behalf of the freeholder. Where you purchase the apartment you will have to meet this charge, usually quarterly throughout the year. This can be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a significant amount, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it can be surprisingly expensive.

Do online conveyancing organisations cover everything a local Coxhoe solicitor does or do I still need to employ a solicitor for the final stages for my conveyancing in Coxhoe?

If you choose an online conveyancer they will cover all the work your Coxhoe solicitor would cover.

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