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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Row

The owners of the house we are purchasing have appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Forest Row who has suggested a exclusivity contract with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Are such agreements sensible?

Exclusivity agreements are contracts binding a home seller and purchaser giving the buyer the sole right to purchase the property for a certain period of time. Essentially, an exclusivity agreement is a contract specifying that you should have a contract at a later date which is the main conveyancing contract. It tends to be utilised for buyer assurance though in many situations, the vendor may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are many positives and negatives to having an agreement but you should to check with your conveyancer but beware that it may result in costing you extra in conveyancing charges. For these reasons these agreements are avoided when it comes to conveyancing in Forest Row.

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Forest Row even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance where I want to acquire a shop in Forest Row with a mortgage from Virgin Money?

Our search tool is mainly utilised to locate domestic conveyancing solicitors in Forest Row but we have listed at the bottom of this page a selection of Forest Row commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to enquire with the firm directly to check if they can also act for Virgin Money

What makes your site different to other online quote calculators for conveyancing in Forest Row?

At this site receive a fixed fee quote via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the issues of your conveyancing in Forest Row. As opposed to estate agents and many comparison sites we do not have kick-back arrangements with solicitors. A large number of agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm paying the highest per referral, not the best value conveyancing in Forest Row

I work for a long established estate agency in Forest Row where we see a few leasehold sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Forest Row conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I am the registered owner of a studio flat in Forest Row, conveyancing was carried out in 2007. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent flats in Forest Row with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2087

With only 63 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as legals.

The figure 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 this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

My wife and I have today had an offer accepted on our first home in Forest Row, and need to get solicitors instructed. I have used the numerous rating based websites and the results are from all over the the UK. Is it advisable to have a Forest Row property lawyer local to our potential new home? I am fine to do everything over email, but I assume at some point we may be required to physically go into the lawyer's office to sign papers?

On the whole there is no requirement to physically visit the office of your property lawyer, they can post any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and return. Many home movers prefer to use a locally based solicitor, but it is not essential for conveyancing in Forest Row.

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