I have given 2 months notice to my existing landlord and have to be out of my let out property in Fowey by 28/1/2019. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in 4 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find temporary accommodation?
The normal practice is not to provide notice for your lease until you have exchanged. If you have not previously done so, notify to your solicitor and ask them to they apply pressure on the sellers solicitors, try to a target completion date that everyone will work to achieve
I need some expedited conveyancing in Fowey as I am faced with pressure to exchange contracts in less than 4 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Fowey the following are examples of issues that can show up and therefore impact future mortgageability: Enforcement Actions, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Unadopted Roads,...
I opted to have a survey done on a house in Fowey prior to retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to issue a mortgage on such a property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Fowey. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Fowey to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Fowey. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I own a ground floor flat in Fowey, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent properties in Fowey with an extended lease are worth £190,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2080
With just 62 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £17,100 and £19,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
I am purchasing a flat mortgage free. I have provided lawyer with two separate proof of photographic ID, bank statement, multiple utility bills. Now he wants a copy from a probate lawyer stating that the money is in order and that it has come from inheritance and not via illegitimate means.
For some years now requires conveyancing solicitors as well as banks, building societies and other financial institutes to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of the client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their clients can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law of money laundering, your Fowey conveyancing lawyer will need to obtain evidence of your identity as as well as make sure that your funds are legitimate.