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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grangetown

Do the conveyancing lawyers identified via your ’find a lawyer’ app carry out right to buy conveyancing in Grangetown?

We do have numerous conveyancing solicitors carrying out right to buy transactions Please get in touch with us with a view to obtain a costs illustration.

My wife and I are downsizing from our house in Grangetown and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed on contaminated land. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Grangetown. We have lived in Grangetown for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Grangetown 10 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be documented by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, find your house and obtain current copies of the property title for a small fee. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for £20 inclusive of VAT.

I am buying a new build flat in Grangetown. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Grangetown

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. 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.

I am employed by a long established estate agency in Grangetown where we have experienced a few leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Grangetown conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having 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 prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is 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 inherited a basement flat in Grangetown, conveyancing having been completed February 2007. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Grangetown with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2081

You have 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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