I am buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in East Boldon who is on the Halifax solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Halifax in certain locations such as East Boldon. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My friend advised me that where I am buying in East Boldon I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard East Boldon conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about East Boldon around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the East Boldon Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, East Boldon Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about East Boldon.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in East Boldon I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in East Boldon in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in East Boldon. I have discover a web site which seems to have the perfect answer If there is a chance to get all the legals completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £425,000 apartment in East Boldon on Monday in a week. The management company has quoted £324 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in East Boldon?
East Boldon conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes often requires the buyer’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions the majority will be content to assist. They may invoice a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality one has no option but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.
East Boldon Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
How much is the ground rent and service charge? How is the lease structured?