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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Horsford

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Horsford costs more?

The conveyancing fees for a leasehold property in Horsford is frequently greater than on a freehold residence. This is because there is an amount of supplemental time required in liaising with the landlord and management company to obtain evidence concerning whether the rent and service charges have been discharged and whether there are any significant expenditure in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the block.

About to purchase a new build flat in Horsford. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Horsford

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but reside in Horsford. My conveyancer (based 250 miles awayneeds me to execute a stat dec prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Horsford who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Horsford based

I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Horsford. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have just received a half-yearly service charge invoice – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the invoice as normal given that all ground rent and service payments will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I own a leasehold flat in Horsford, conveyancing having been completed in 2009. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Horsford with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2083

You have 64 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £14,300 and £16,400 as well as professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures 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. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

We have been told by many family members to expect up to two months for Horsford conveyancing to complete.This was a month ago. The property information was only sent from the vendors property lawyer a couple of days ago so now does it countdown?

One should take with a pinch of salt any promises as to fast completion times. Instead ask the average time it takes for them to complete Horsford conveyancing deals and if they are willing to move towards an agreed target date for your conveyancing in Horsford

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