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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest of Dean

Would the conveyancing lawyers identified through your search tool handle auction conveyancing in Forest of Dean?

There are a number of auction practitioners we can put you in touch with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Forest of Dean is one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers have offices.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial land in Forest of Dean?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Forest of Dean will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Forest of Dean. The report sets out definitive data 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 of Dean.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Forest of Dean it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Forest of Dean commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Forest of Dean.

Have purchased a a detached house in Forest of Dean , how long will it take for the Land Registry to record my title? My Forest of Dean conveyancing solicitor has been very slow, so I want to be certain that my name is recorded.

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Forest of Dean registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any third persons or bodies. At present roughly 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Registration is effected after the purchaser has moved in to the property so registration formalities is not always primary concern yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I only have 72 years unexpired on my lease in Forest of Dean. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to track down the freeholder. In some cases a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Forest of Dean.

Forest of Dean Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    In the main the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Forest of Dean require tenants to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major works. The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the tenants have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent employed by the leaseholders. Where a Forest of Dean lease has less than 80 years it will impact the salability of the flat. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth discovering how much this would cost. For most Forest of Deanlease extensions you will be required to have been the owner of the residence for 24 months in order to be entitled to carry out a lease extension.

There are a lot of properties in Forest of Dean on unadopted roads. I am buying one such property. Are there any advantages to buying a house on a private road?

Forest of Dean conveyancing firms will be used to transacting houseson private. The property lawyer will investigate Land Registry data to identify any rights or liabilities. In many cases there is a residents association that residents pay into for the upkeep of the road. Where one exists, the road should be maintained and appear nicer than council owned.

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