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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Daventry

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Daventry is more expensive?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Daventry and Northamptonshire usually involve extra hours of investigation compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, liaising with the landlord concerning serving appropriate notices, procuring up-to-date service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – regardless of the fact the lease has passed through many different property solicitors hands since it was first granted.

I am assisting my sister sell her flat in Daventry. Does the conveyancer order an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments became a compulsory part of selling a property. An EPC should be to hand in advance of the property being advertised. It is not something that solicitors ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Daventry conveyancing solicitor they might be able to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with long established local assessors

We are planning to move home in June. Will my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you put forward a removal company in Daventry. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen before I stumbled across your website.

On the afternoon of completion you can pick up the keys from the selling agent however this should only be done when the vendors conveyancers inform the agent that they have the completion monies and the keys can be passed over. You can inform the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal company but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Daventry or a lawyer that specialises in conveyancing in Daventry.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. Daventry conveyancing solicitors are instructed. How long does it take for Co-operative to forward the offer to the lawyer?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Co-operative completed the valuation? Have you informed Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Daventry?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Daventry will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Daventry. 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 Daventry.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Daventry it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Daventry commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Daventry.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Daventry and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act provides security of tenure to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a new tenancy and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Daventry

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Daventry. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Daventry - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Daventry Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments? If a Daventry lease has fewer than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely need a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out how much this will be. For most Daventrylease extensions you would need to own the property for a couple of years in order to be legally able to carry out a lease extension. Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the maintenance fees?

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