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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cullompton

My financial adviser has requested my Cullompton lawyer’ panel reference for the Lloyds conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have e-mailed my local Cullompton office but they have not responded to me.

Have you tried contacting your Cullompton solicitor about this?. Most Cullompton law practices will keep a file or database of lender panel information which would include, if applicable, their conveyancing panel details for each lender.

What can a local search reveal concerning the property my wife and I purchasing in Cullompton?

Cullompton conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Xpress Legal The local search plays an important part in most Cullompton conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.

I purchased a renovated Edwardian property in Cullompton. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Halifax. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Cullompton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

I am buying a new build house in Cullompton benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The property agent advised me not disclose to my conveyancer about this side-deal as it may affect my mortgage with the bank. Is this normal?.

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.

Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Cullompton from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Cullompton can be bypassed if you instruct lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Cullompton leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord approving such alterations. Should you fail to have the consents to hand do not contact the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand. Many freeholders or Management Companies in Cullompton charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Cullompton. A minority of Cullompton 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 put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is 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.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Cullompton - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Make sure you enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Cullompton leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Cullompton. If you like the apartmentin Cullompton however your cat is not allowed to move with you then you have a very hard choice. Are there any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the maintenance costs? The majority of Cullompton leasehold flats will have a service bill for the upkeep of the block set on behalf of the management company. Should you purchase the apartment you will have to pay this amount, normally quarterly throughout the year. This could vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal grounds. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to check it because sometimes it could be many hundreds of pounds.

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