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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Easthampstead

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Easthampstead. 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 legal work.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Easthampstead

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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.

I opted to have a survey done on a property in Easthampstead in advance of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Easthampstead. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on a property in Easthampstead I would like to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thetransaction ahead of appointing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

This is something that we encourage - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer who will be carrying out your conveyancing in Easthampstead.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in Easthampstead should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Easthampstead it reveals many property lawyerslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for my move?

The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have purchased a property in Easthampstead or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Easthampstead vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of four costs illustrations from varying types of law firms. Be sure to seek confirmation that the costs are assured not to rise.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Easthampstead conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Easthampstead conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you talk with several firms including non Easthampstead conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    What are the legal fees for lease extension conveyancing? Can they put you in touch with clients in Easthampstead who can give a testimonial?

Easthampstead Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    On the whole the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Easthampstead require leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger works. The best form of lease arrangement is where the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants have being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is often retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. What restrictions are contained in the Easthampstead Lease?

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