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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frinton and Walton

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Frinton and Walton costs more?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Frinton and Walton and elsewhere usually warrants additional hours of investigation compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, communicating with the landlord about serving appropriate notices, procuring current service charge and management information, obtaining the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different proprietor have owned the lease since it was first entered into.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the main reason for stalling in Frinton and Walton conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Frinton and Walton.

I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Frinton and Walton. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Frinton and Walton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Frinton and Walton before appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Frinton and Walton. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Frinton and Walton to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I only have 72 years left on my lease in Frinton and Walton. I am keen to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. In some cases an enquiry agent should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Frinton and Walton.

I bought a leasehold flat in Frinton and Walton, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Corresponding properties in Frinton and Walton with over 90 years remaining are worth £179,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2077

With 57 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £26,600 and £30,800 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. 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 placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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