I am about to put an offer on a leasehold property in Gorleston. The estate agents say that it is the norm for flats in Gorleston to have less than 75 years remaining. I am expecting a mortgage with The Mortgage Works. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has Seventy One years remaining.
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 15/12/2018 the requirements read as follows :
NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)
The following are not acceptable:
- The unexpired lease term on a new build flat is less than 125 years
- The unexpired lease term on a new build house is less than 250 years
- Starting ground rent is more than 0.1% of the property value
The lease must be amended to comply with the above. If not the case cannot proceed. Please advise us where the case cannot proceed.
Ground rents and event fees:
Ground rent and other event fees must be reasonable at all times during the lease term. For example, it is acceptable for ground rent escalation to be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index and where this is the case we do not need to be advised. However, unreasonable multipliers of ground rent will not be permitted, for example, doubling every 5, 10 or 15 years. These must be referred to us and we will advise if our mortgage offer remains valid. If you are unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable, please refer the details to us.
I have been told by my conveyancer that chancel insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Gorleston?
The appropriate level of chancel indemnity insurance depends on who your lender is. It would differ for example between Santander and Chelsea Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
Can I be sure that the Gorleston conveyancing solicitor on the Skipton panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Gorleston obtaining recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
Nottingham have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a house in Gorleston has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to be informed of your property lawyer's details (make sure the solicitors are on the lender’s panel). Call up Nottingham or the financial adviser and complete any relevant documentation. Nottingham will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes about ten days to get a mortgage offer. Nottingham will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Gorleston.
Various internet forums that I have visited warn that are the primary reason for obstruction in Gorleston house deals. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any slowing down conveyancing in Gorleston.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Gorleston?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Gorleston. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
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