I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to leave my rented apartment in Gants Hill by the end of next month. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Is it possible to complete in 5 weeks as I wish to avoid having to find short term accommodation?
It is unwise to give notice for your lease until your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not previously done so, notify to your lawyer and urge them to they seek the assistance the other lawyers, try to get a realistic time scale from them that everyone will look towards
Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Gants Hill?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Gants Hill your lawyer will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. Generally this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the down payment is as part of the total price then this will be required shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.
How easy is it to use your search tool to locate a conveyancing solicitor in Gants Hill on the approved list for my mortgage?
1st select a lender such as Birmingham Midshires, Skipton Building Society or Clydesdale then choose your preferred area a common one being Gants Hill. Conveyancing firms in Gants Hill and beyond should be listed.
My father-in-law has recommend that I appoint his conveyancers in Gants Hill. Do I take his guidance?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek feedback from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the solicitor that you are are thinking of instructing.
I work for a long established estate agent office in Gants Hill where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received inconsistent advice from local Gants Hill conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or simultaneously with 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 proprietor of a ground-floor 1950’s flat in Gants Hill. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Gants Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Gants Hill property is 59 & 59a Clarendon Gardens in February 2014. The Tribunals valuation for the freehold was £30,073.00 The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 65 and 61.