Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Henllan who acted for me two years ago asking for a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house move (a leasehold property and a freehold premises) of similar values with a home loan from National Westminster Bank. I am now being quoted double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative conveyancer?
The costs illustration is slightly on the steep side. If you shop around you might decrease the fees marginally by say £125. That being said, providing that you were pleased with the assistance the firm gave you mightlive to regret opting for an an untested solicitor. Remember to ensure that the conveyancer can act for National Westminster Bank. You can use our search tool to choose a Henllan conveyancing firm on the National Westminster Bank conveyancing panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Henllan.
About to purchase a new build flat in Henllan. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Henllan
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply a car parking plan. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Henllan prior to instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Henllan. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Henllan to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Henllan and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords security of tenure to commercial tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a new lease and remain in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Henllan is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with have offices
I only have Sixty One years left on my lease in Henllan. I am keen to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What options are available to me?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to track down the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent should be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Henllan.
Henllan Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
Who manages the block? On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, although a few managing agents in Henllan require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger works. Many Henllan leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for maintenance of the block set by the landlord. If you purchase the property you will have to meet this contribution, normally periodically throughout the year. This can differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a significant sum, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check it because sometimes it could be surprisingly expensive.