My friend suggested that where I am buying in Dollis Hill I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Dollis Hill conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Dollis Hill around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Dollis Hill.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Dollis Hill?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Dollis Hill. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Dollis Hill I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Dollis Hill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
Is it simple use the search facility to locate a conveyancing lawyer in Dollis Hill on the authorised to act for my bank?
Step one is to pick a bank such as Yorkshire Building Society, The Mortgage Works or Aldermore then specify your preferred area for instance Dollis Hill. Conveyancing organisations in Dollis Hill and beyond should be listed.
What do I do if I am not happy with the property lawyer who undertook our conveyancing in Dollis Hill?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that sometimes matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Dollis Hill. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a conveyancer to their governing body. If things still aren’t resolved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.