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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hinckley

I require fast conveyancing in Hinckley as I am under an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line inside 4 weeks. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

If.Given you are not taking a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no law firm would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Hinckley the following are examples of issues that can appear and adversely affect future mortgageability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Me and my brother own a renovated Victorian house in Hinckley. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Virgin Money. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Hinckley and other areas of 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 enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hinckley is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Hinckley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Hinckley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hinckley may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Hinckley which have in the region of forty five years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Hinckley is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the value of the property. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with less than 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Hinckley conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Hinckley Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    You will want to discover as much as you can about the managing agents as they will either make your life much simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues like the cleanliness of the common parts. Don't be afraid to ask other people whether they are happy with their service. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance fees are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. It is important to be aware whether a new roof is being installed or some other significant cost is anticipated that will be shared by the tenants and will materially increase the the maintenance charges or require a one time payment.

I have been recommended a conveyancing solicitor in Hinckley. I need to find out if they are on the bank's conveyancing panel. Can you assist?

It’s a good idea phone the solicitor to enquire if they are on the bank's approved list. If that does not help get in touch with us and we can investigate and revert. Should the firm not be on the conveyancing panel we we can help find a quality conveyancing solicitor in Hinckley on the panel for your mortgage company.

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