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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Henlow

How do I identify leasehold conveyancing in Henlow?

First ask the people you trust who they experienced using in the past and if they were happy with the service.

Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Henlow. Pick up the phone to two or three listed and request that they email you their conveyancing charges and speak to the lawyer who will handle the conveyancing in advance ofcommitting.

Third is to use this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors for you based on your own requirements including the type of property,timings, complexity and who your intended lender is. Resist the temptation to opt for £99 conveyancing in Henlow

My solicitor has discovered a a legal deficiency with the lease for the apartment we are buying in Henlow. The other side have offered title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will cover the costs. Our property lawyer has advised that he must ensure that the bank is willing to move forward with this solution. Who is the client here, us or the bank?

Even though you have a mortgage offer from the bank does not mean to say that the property will meet their provisions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications. You and the bank are the client. The appropriate lender conditions must be adhered to.

Should my solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Henlow.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers dealing with homes in Henlow. Some people will buy a house in Henlow, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that may be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Henlow. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the seller to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could issue a compensation claim resulting from an inaccurate answer. The purchaser’s lawyers will also conduct an enviro report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be carried out.

Hoping to buy a property located in Henlow and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Henlow. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Henlow area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Henlow. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Henlow. Conveyancing and Barnsley Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Henlow who previously acted has long since retired. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Henlow conveyancing lawyer to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Henlow Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Please inform me if there are any major works anticipated that will add a premium to the maintenance costs? Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the tenants? What is the yearly service fee and ground rent?

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