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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Flackwell Heath

I own a freehold residence in Flackwell Heath yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Flackwell Heath and has limited impact for conveyancing in Flackwell Heath but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Flackwell Heath. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Flackwell Heath

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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. Please supply a car parking plan. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. 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've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Flackwell Heath is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Flackwell Heath are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Flackwell Heath you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Flackwell Heath may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

As co-executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but reside in Flackwell Heath. My lawyer (based 300 miles from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Flackwell Heath to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Flackwell Heath

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Flackwell Heath conveyancing practice to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Flackwell Heath conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Flackwell Heath conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:

    How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation? How many lease extensions has the firm conducted in Flackwell Heath in the last 12 months?

I acquired a leasehold flat in Flackwell Heath, conveyancing formalities finalised 8 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Flackwell Heath with over 90 years remaining are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2073

You have 51 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £30,400 and £35,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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