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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Halstead

We are purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Halstead who is on the Kent Reliance solicitor panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Halstead.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Halstead. My lender is Platform

Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 16/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

How does conveyancing in Halstead differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Halstead come to us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Halstead typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Halstead or who has acted in the same development.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a basement flat in Halstead. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they are sending me a report within the next couple of days. What should I be looking out for?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Halstead should include some of the following:

    Whether your lease has a provision for a reserve fund? Specifying your rights in relation to common areas in the building.By way of example, does the lease provide for a right of way over an accessway or staircase? Where does the liability rest to repair and maintain the building. It is essential for you to know who is duty bound to repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and estate The landlord’s rights to access the property. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice?
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Halstead please enquire of your lawyer in advance of your conveyancing in Halstead.

I inherited a split level flat in Halstead, conveyancing was carried out December 2012. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Halstead with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2098

You have 76 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.

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

We are seeking to purchase a repossessed flat in Halstead and the vendor would like to complete within 28 days. Do conveyancers meet that timeframe? Am I best advised to select a high street Halstead firm or an online conveyancer that advertises to complete quickly?

Visit your Halstead high street. Go in to a couple of firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a quote. Discuss your requirements and get a commitment on deadlines. Choose the one that appears most genuine. Be sure to choose a property lawyer on the panel of property lawyers who can act for your bank.

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