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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Erith

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Erith is more expensive?

Erith 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.

3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Erith completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Erith prior to instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to issue a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Erith. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Erith. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Erith - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I own a basement flat in Erith. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Erith conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Erith property is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76 years.

I'm remortgaging a apartment in Erith. I can find my conveyancer's company on the Law Society's list, but I can't locate my conveyancer's name as listed on the regulator's website. Should I be concerned?

Not every individual in the law firm must be listed by the regulator. As long there is a manager qualified to 'oversee' the work, the actual day-to-day activity can be conducted by unlicensed staff.

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