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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Heath

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Heath? Is this really warranted?

In order to comply with Money Laundering Regulations any Heath conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing your correct address.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, conveyancers are duty bound to validate not just the ID of conveyancing clients but also the source of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will lead to your solicitor cancelling their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your conveyancers will have an obligation to inform the relevant authorities should they believe that any monies received by them may contravene the Money Laundering Regulations.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Heath. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Heath

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Heath is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Heath are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Heath you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Heath may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

What makes your site different to alternative web based conveyancing solicitors for conveyancing in Heath?

At this site receive a conveyancing costs illustration via a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the nuances of your conveyancing in Heath. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not operate commission deals with solicitors. Many agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm that pays the most commission, rather than the best value conveyancing in Heath

What are the frequently found defects that you see in leases for Heath properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Heath. All leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are not included. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, Barnsley Building Society, and Aldermore all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

I own a garden flat in Heath, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Heath with an extended lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2071

With just 50 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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