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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hockley

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Hockley. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?

Having to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you must choose a conveyancing solicitor soon as you now have a pending deadline in which to complete the deal. Every auction property should have a corresponding legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the documents that your solicitor will need. If you have purchased leasehold premises the legal pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork pertinent to leasehold premises. You should give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. You also need to ensure that that you have the requisite funding in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

My uncle advised me that in purchasing a property in Hockley there may be various restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Hockley which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Hockley should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I've read lots of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Hockley solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Hockley surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

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

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

In surfing the world wide web for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Hockley it reveals many solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The best way of finding a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Hockley or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Hockley differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three fee estimates from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify that the costs are assured not to rise.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two maisonettes in Hockley which have in the region of 50 years remaining on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Hockley is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. The majority of purchasers and lenders, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive 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 a residence 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 Hockley conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend 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 the agreed 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.

I inherited a split level flat in Hockley, conveyancing formalities finalised 3 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Hockley with an extended lease are worth £179,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2079

With only 57 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £26,600 and £30,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

My fiance is buying a leasehold flat in Hockley. He was given a quote by the lawyer connected to the estate agents and it came to £1275 . It was 9 years ago since I sold and purchased a property and it cost was £440. Have costs really gone up that much?

What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for example Hockley searches, land registry fees, etc)

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