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Find a Histon Conveyancing Solictior on Your Lender’s Panel

Ready to buy a new home in Histon? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Histon home move at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Histon

My mortgage broker requires my Histon lawyer’ panel member for the Nationwide conveyancing panel. What is the best way to obtain this. I have tried my local Histon branch but they cant find it on their system.

Have you tried speaking to your Histon conveyancer about this?. They should have a central record lender panel numbers.

Finally the sale completed on my house in Histon last July yet the purchaser is calling daily to say her lawyer is waiting to hear from mine. What should have happened now that I have sold?

Following your disposal your lawyer should send the transfer deeds and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where relevant, your conveyancer must also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been repaid to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion formalities just for conveyancing in Histon.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Histon?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Histon. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I was recommended by two or three local selling agents in Histon to select a conveyancer on your site. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your services over a competitor’s?

We don’t give any commission for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Histon. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Histon are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in Histon in which case you should be looking for a Histon conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer will advise you fully on all the issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Histon - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge liability? You should be aware if it is less than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the value of the apartment. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are happy with residual term of the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely require a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the residence for 24 months in order to be entitled to exercise a lease extension. Who takes responsibility for maintaining and repairing the block?

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