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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hartburn

I purchased a freehold house in Hartburn but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Hartburn and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hartburn but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be extinguished.

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could impact a commercial land in Hartburn?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hartburn will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Hartburn. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Hartburn.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Hartburn it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Hartburn commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Hartburn.

Have completed on a a detached house in Hartburn , how long should it take for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Hartburn conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to be sure the land registry aspects are concluded.

As far as conveyancing in Hartburn registration is no faster or slower than anywhere else in England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can differ according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any other persons or bodies. As of today roughly 80% of such applications are fully dealt with within two weeks but occasionally there can be extensive delays. Registration takes place once the buyer is living at the property so 'speed' is not always top priority but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I am buying a new build flat in Hartburn. 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 legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hartburn

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. 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.

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Hartburn conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hartburn conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Hartburn conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be useful:

    How experienced is the practice with lease extension legislation?

Leasehold Conveyancing in Hartburn - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    What prohibitions are contained in the Hartburn Lease? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? Best to be warned if redecorating or some other major work is due in the near future that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will materially impact the level of the maintenance charges or necessitate a specific invoice.

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