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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Hill

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Forest Hill?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Forest Hill will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Forest Hill. 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 Forest Hill.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Forest Hill it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Forest Hill commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for residential conveyancing in Forest Hill.

I am buying a new build flat in Forest Hill. Conveyancing is daunting 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Forest Hill

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. 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.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Forest Hill ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to give a loan on such a house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Forest Hill. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Forest Hill to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

What makes your site different to other internet conveyancing brokers for conveyancing in Forest Hill?

At this site get an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the issues for your conveyancing in Forest Hill. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not charge firms a fee if you choose them for your home move in Forest Hill

I only have 62 years remaining on my flat in Forest Hill. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to try and locate and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Forest Hill.

I am the leaseholder of a first floor flat in Forest Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?

Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Forest Hill conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Forest Hill residence is Flat 1 40-42 Ewelme Road in August 2012. the Tribunal assessed the premium for the lease extension in the sum of £11,800 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 61.81 years.

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