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

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Houghton Regis

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Houghton Regis so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Nowadays conveyancing panel lawyers for lenders carry out their communications through the post, e-mail or over phone calls. This enables them to conduct the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in the country. However you can check if you have the option of visiting the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.

What does a local search tell me about the house my wife and I purchasing in Houghton Regis?

Houghton Regis conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search is essential in every Houghton Regis conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search will supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject headings.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Houghton Regis is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Houghton Regis are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Houghton Regis you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Houghton Regis 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 premises.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Houghton Regis and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Houghton Regis. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Houghton Regis area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

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

Completion is due on the disposal of our £225,000 apartment in Houghton Regis in seven days. The freeholder has quoted £384 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Houghton Regis?

Houghton Regis conveyancing on leasehold flats more often than not requires the purchaser’s lawyer submitting enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions the majority will be willing to assist. They may invoice a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have little option but to pay whatever is demanded should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.

I am the registered owner of a studio flat in Houghton Regis, conveyancing having been completed 5 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable flats in Houghton Regis with a long lease are worth £165,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2099

With just 77 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £7,600 and £8,800 plus costs.

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 investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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