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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cudworth

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Cudworth?

If you are buying a property in Cudworth your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the purchase price then this should be asked for immediately prior to contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due will be payable shortly before completion.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Cudworth?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Cudworth will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Cudworth. The search result sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Cudworth.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Cudworth it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may result in delays to Cudworth commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Cudworth.

I am buying my first flat in Cudworth with the aid of help to buy. The sellers would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep told me not disclose to my lawyer about this side-deal as it would impact my mortgage with the bank. 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.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Cudworth is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Cudworth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Cudworth you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cudworth may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Cudworth from the perspective of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Cudworth can be bypassed where you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ conveyancers.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should ensure that you hold the original share document. Organising a re-issued share certificate is often a lengthy formality and slows down many a Cudworth conveyancing deal. If a duplicate share certificate is necessary, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity. A minority of Cudworth leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Cudworth state that internal structural changes or laying down wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such changes. Should you fail to have the paperwork in place do not contact the landlord without contacting your solicitor in advance. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable verify this by asking your conveyancers. A purchaser's lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is below 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.

I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Cudworth, conveyancing was carried out 7 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Cudworth with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2071

With just 52 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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