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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Higham Wood

My son is buying a house that has just been built in Higham Wood with a mortgage from Santander. His lawyer has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Santander conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when asked. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Santander conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Higham Wood is more expensive?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold property in Higham Wood is often higher as compared to a freehold property. This is due to the additional investigations required in liaising with the landlord and management company to obtain information about whether the rent and maintenance fee have been paid and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I have recentlydiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Higham Wood for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Higham Wood conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Higham Wood differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Higham Wood come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Higham Wood typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Higham Wood or who has acted in the same development.

What does commercial conveyancing in Higham Wood cover?

Higham Wood conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of advice, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

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