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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont

Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with UBS. Gerrards Cross and Chalfont conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for UBS to forward the offer to the conveyancing practitioner?

There is no definitive answer here. Have UBS done the survey? Have you informed UBS as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the UBS conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Bank of Ireland be concerned?

Given that your lender is Bank of Ireland your lawyer must check the conveyancing requirements outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Bank of Ireland. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Bank of Ireland where a lease fails to satisfy these specifications. The conditions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Gerrards Cross and Chalfont.

I have instructed a Gerrards Cross and Chalfont property lawyer having made sure that they are on the RBS conveyancing panel. Does my lawyer arrange the survey of the property?

RBS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually RBS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Gerrards Cross and Chalfont surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

What does a local search reveal regarding the house I am purchasing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont?

Gerrards Cross and Chalfont conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as PSG The local search plays an important role in most Gerrards Cross and Chalfont conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

In surfing the internet for the term cheap conveyancing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont it brings up numerous property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for my move?

The preferential way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so ask friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont differ, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three costs illustrations from different conveyancers. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

Following years of negotiations we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Gerrards Cross and Chalfont conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Gerrards Cross and Chalfont premises is Flats 8, 11 and 15 Craigmore Court 46 Murray Road in December 2013. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 8 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,438 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenants of Flat 11 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,791 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee. The tribunal held that the price payable by the Applicant tenant of Flat 15 to acquire an extended lease shall be £26,638 plus £1 to the intermediate lessee . This case was in relation to 3 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 71 years.

What are the frequently found deficiencies that you see in leases for Gerrards Cross and Chalfont properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont is not unique. All leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Insurance obligations

You may have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Barclays , Leeds Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.

We have been advised by many friends to expect six to eight weeks for Gerrards Cross and Chalfont conveyancing to complete.This was four weeks ago. The draft contract was only received to my lawyer a few days ago so now does it countdown?

Don't bank on moving on a set date until exchange of contracts occurs. Whatever assurances the people you are buying from or selling to make, or your financial adviser gives don't count on them. More frustration is caused to buyers and sellers by false assurances than any other issue when it comes to conveyancing in Gerrards Cross and Chalfont.

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