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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Grays

Do I have to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Grays so that I can attend their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary twenty years ago, almost all mortgage companies no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. It will still be necessary for you to hand over identification documents and there are still manifest advantages to instructing a local practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Grays.

I am buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Grays. Our aim is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to ascertain if these alterations are permitted?

Your solicitor will review the deeds as conveyancing in Grays will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Some works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Is it the case that all Grays solicitor practices on the UBS conveyancing panel are governed by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Some banks do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such organisation would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

Santander have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a property in Grays has been agreed to, now what?

The property agent will want to be informed of your property lawyer's details (make sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s approved list). Call up Santander or the broker and finish off any appropriate paperwork. Santander will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to book a time for the valuation to take place. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average ten days to receive the mortgage offer. Santander 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 Grays.

Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the main cause of stalling in Grays house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Grays.

In sourcing the world wide web for the words on line conveyancing in Grays it brings up many solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The best method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so enquire of friends and those you trust who have acquired a property in Grays or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Grays vary, so it's advisable to obtain at least four fee calculations from varying types of companies. Be sure to seek confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

Completion is due on the sale of our £350,000 apartment in Grays next week. The managing agents has quoted £360 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Grays?

Grays conveyancing on leasehold flats normally necessitates the purchaser’s conveyancer submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries the majority will be content to do so. They are entitled to charge a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I have given up seeking a lease extension in Grays. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the amount due.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Grays residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case related to 13 flats. The unexpired lease term was 76 years.

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