I am buying a end of terrace house in Hedge End. The intention is to an extension at the rear at the property.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to see if these works are permitted?
Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Hedge End will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which restrict categories of works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.
I've digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Hedge End solicitor - who is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?
Virgin Money will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Virgin Money will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Hedge End surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
I have finally had an offer on a flat in Hedge End accepted, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The owners have placed an offer on a property, however it’s not yet agreed to, and are looking at other flats booked. I have instructed a local conveyancing solicitor in Hedge End. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Kent Reliance going?
It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of one thousand pounds, then survey, Hedge End conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should ensure that your property lawyer is on the Kent Reliance approved list. Regarding the next phase this very much dictated by the specifics of your case, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. During a hot market some home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Kent Reliance and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their lawyer to proceed with the conveyancing in Hedge End.
Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial site in Hedge End?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hedge End will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Hedge End. The report sets out 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 Hedge End.
For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Hedge End it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Hedge End commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Hedge End.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Hedge End for my purchase. Is it possible to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
One can read presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For non-uk callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded call for training purposes.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Hedge End. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing practitioner in Hedge End who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Hedge End conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I am the registered owner of a split level flat in Hedge End, conveyancing was carried out 7 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Hedge End with a long lease are worth £171,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2098
With just 79 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
I have today had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Hedge End and the mortgage adviser that we are using suggested his property lawyer. He quoted nine hundred pounds plus VAT and disbursements. Does this sound like a good deal?
Don't just go on 1 estimate. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Hedge End. Then select one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved panel of the mortgage company that you are sourcing your mortgage from.