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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herefordshire

Can the conveyancing lawyers revealed through your ’find a lawyer’ app perform right to buy conveyancing in Herefordshire?

We work with a number of conveyancing practitioners carrying out right to buy conveyancing Do e-mail the solicitors listed in order to obtain a costs illustration.

My wife and I have a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Herefordshire. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Herefordshire and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

I am buying a new build house in Herefordshire with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. The developers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The sale representative told me not reveal to my conveyancer about the extras as it will adversely affect my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

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

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

Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Herefordshire with the purpose of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Herefordshire can be reduced if you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • If you have carried out any alterations to the property would they have required Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Most leases in Herefordshire state that internal structural alterations or addition of wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord approving such changes. Where you fail to have the paperwork in place you should not communicate with the landlord without contacting your solicitor in advance. Many landlords or Management Companies in Herefordshire levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Herefordshire. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable double-check by asking your lawyers. A purchaser's lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the lease term is below 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. A minority of Herefordshire leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, it would be prudent to notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their solicitors.

I own a studio flat in Herefordshire, conveyancing was carried out in 2010. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Herefordshire with a long lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2098

With just 76 years unexpired the likely cost is going 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 that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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