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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Forest Row

As a novice what is the most important number one tip you can impart about purchase conveyancing in Forest Row?

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Forest Row or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists plenty of opportunity for conflict between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and even potentially your lender. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Forest Row is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to protect you.

Sometimes a third party with a vested interest may try and persuade you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the property agent may claim to be assisting by claiming that your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do something that is against your solicitors guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the home moving process.

Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a search tool with a view to to identify practices on the Earl Shilton BS conveyancing panel for example in Forest Row?

We have not been informed any intention on the part of the BSA to promote such a tool.

I have todaybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Forest Row for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Forest Row conveyancing specialists.

I am buying a new build flat in Forest Row. 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 are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Forest Row

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? 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? Please supply a car parking plan.

I am a negotiator for a busy estate agency in Forest Row where we have experienced a few leasehold sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Forest Row conveyancing solicitors. Can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can initiate the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner 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. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 purchaser.

I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Forest Row, conveyancing was carried out May 2001. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar properties in Forest Row with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2093

With 71 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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