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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hampshire

I have just over seventy years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Hampshire. Conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland panel can deal with such extensions correct?

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. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 26/11/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

My stepmother advised me that in purchasing a property in Hampshire there may be a number of restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Hampshire which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Hampshire should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Hampshire. The Hampshire property was put into my name in October. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership could be regarded the same way as though I had purchased the property in October. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. How sensible a view lenders take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this requirement is principally there to capture subsales or the quick reselling of property.

I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Nationwide are being difficult. The Hampshire solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Nationwide are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Hampshire for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to check if the property is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hampshire conveyancing specialists.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Hampshire. I have chance upon a site which appears to be the perfect offering If there is a chance to get all this stuff completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I have recently realised that I have 72 years left on my lease in Hampshire. I now wish to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to track down the freeholder. On the whole a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and prepare a report to be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Hampshire.

I am the registered owner of a 1 bedroom flat in Hampshire, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Hampshire with over 90 years remaining are worth £260,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2094

You have 75 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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