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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Epsom

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Epsom costs more?

Epsom leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Epsom?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Epsom will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Epsom. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Epsom.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Epsom it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could result in delays to Epsom commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Epsom.

I am purchasing my first flat in Epsom with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not reduce the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my lawyer about the extras as it would put at risk my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Epsom conveyancing firm to help?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Epsom conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Epsom premises is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 60.43 years.

What are the common problems that you encounter in leases for Epsom properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Epsom. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You could encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Accord Mortgages Ltd, Leeds Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the buyer to pull out.

My cousin is buying a ground floor flat in Epsom. He has received a fee estimate by the solicitor connected to the selling agents totaling £1156 . It was ten years ago since I sold and bought a property and the bill was £500. Have fees really gone up that much?

We would recommend that you e-mail a few local Epsom conveyancing firms seeking estimates. You should base your choice not only on cost, but on promptness and on how comprehensive the response is.

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