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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earley

Do the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service carry out conveyancing in Earley by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct one day exchanges. Please contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Earley. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Earley

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in Earley prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to grant a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Earley. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Earley to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Earley for my remortgage. Is it possible to check a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

You may find presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may monitor telephone calls for training requirements.

I am employed by a reputable estate agency in Earley where we see a few leasehold sales jeopardised as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Earley conveyancing solicitors. Can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Earley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying

    Is the freehold owned collectively by the tenants? Generally speaking the outlay for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that some managing agents in Earley require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance.

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