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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunmow

Do the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend handle conveyancing in Dunmow by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists carrying out 24hr exchanges. Do contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.

It is a dozen years since I acquired my house in Dunmow. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been retained on the sale but I am unable to find the title documents. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with your lender or they could be in the possession of the solicitor who handled the purchase. Secondly the chances are that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Dunmow involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.

My wife and I have a semi-detached Victorian house in Dunmow. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Dunmow and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Dunmow. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Dunmow

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

I own a leasehold house in Dunmow. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing practitioner in Dunmow who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Dunmow conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Dunmow Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    Be sure to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is reasonably common in Dunmow leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Dunmow. If you like the flatin Dunmow yet your cat can’t make the move with you then you will be faced difficult choice. It is important to be aware whether window replacement or some other major work is coming up to be shared by the leaseholders and will dramatically increase the the maintenance costs or require a specific payment. Does the lease have onerous restrictions?

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