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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Flackwell Heath

As someone not used to the Flackwell Heath conveyancing process what’s the number one tip you can impart for the legal transfer of property in Flackwell Heath

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Flackwell Heath and elsewhere in England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the seller, selling agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Flackwell Heath is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the transaction whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest may attempt to convince you that you should follow their advice. For example, the selling agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is slow. Or your mortgage broker may advise you to do something that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

We wanted to use a conveyancing solicitor in Flackwell Heath for our house move. Our financial adviser has since notified us that our mortgage lenders Barclays Direct won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unfair competition?

A mortgage company may direct that an approved solicitor act for it. You would be expected to bear the charges for this. Do use our search facility to find a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Flackwell Heath on the Barclays Direct approved list of solicitors.

I purchased a terraced Edwardian house in Flackwell Heath. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Platform Home Loans Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Flackwell Heath and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

What does commercial conveyancing in Flackwell Heath cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Flackwell Heath covers a wide array of guidance, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I would like to let out my leasehold flat in Flackwell Heath. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

Even though your last Flackwell Heath conveyancing solicitor is not available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the apartment. The accepted inference is that if the deeds are silent, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you must obtain permission via your landlord or some other party prior to subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior permission. Such consent must not not be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.

I am the registered owner of a garden flat in Flackwell Heath, conveyancing having been completed January 1996. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Flackwell Heath with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2074

With only 52 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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