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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Glastonbury

In the event thatI were to acquire a freehold propertyin Glastonbury mortgage fee and have no survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Glastonbury?

Any savings you would gain will be limited to the Glastonbury conveyancing searches. The solicitor still got to do everything else - money laundering, correspond with your vendors lawyer, SDLT submission, register the title etc. A slight saving might be made by not having to register a mortgage however it will not be significant.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for delay in Glastonbury house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Glastonbury.

Have completed on a a detached house in Glastonbury , how long should it take for the Land Registry to record my ownership? My Glastonbury conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be certain the land registry aspects are dealt with.

As far as conveyancing in Glastonbury is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust according to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry need to notify any 3rd parties. Currently roughly 80% of submission are completed in less than three weeks but occasionally there can be longer hold-ups. Registration occurs after the buyer has moved in to the premises therefore 'speed' is not always an essential issue yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Glastonbury. 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Glastonbury

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Glastonbury from the perspective of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Glastonbury can be avoided where you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this via your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the lease term is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you identify whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. A minority of Glastonbury leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors. The majority of landlords or managing agents in Glastonbury charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Glastonbury. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you have the original share certificate. Organising a replacement share certificate can be a time consuming process and slows down many a Glastonbury conveyancing deal. Where a new share is needed, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Glastonbury - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Please note that where the lease has fewer than 80 years it will affect the value of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are willing to go ahead with the loan given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely require a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would be required to have been the owner of the property for a couple of years in order to be entitled to extend the lease. How is the lease structured? On the whole the cost for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Glastonbury require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance.

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