Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Dunmow costs more?
The conveyancing fees on a leasehold premises in Dunmow is frequently higher as compared to a freehold residence. This is due to the additional work necessary in liaising with the landlord and management company to collate the evidence about whether the rent and maintenance charges have been paid and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.
My flat in Dunmow is up for sale and I have accepted an offer. Will the property lawyer have to be on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently in recent years.
My wife and I have a renovated Georgian property in Dunmow. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess 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 locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.
I'm purchasing my first flat in Dunmow benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not budge the amount so I negotiated £7000 of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not to tell my conveyancer about this side-deal as it may affect my loan with the lender. 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.
How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Dunmow and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the a statutory right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. 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 solicitors who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Dunmow