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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hoxton

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Hoxton?

If you are buying a property in Hoxton your lawyer will request that you place them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this should be required shortly before exchange of contracts. The final balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer a few days ahead of the completion date.

I need some fast conveyancing in Hoxton as I have pressure to complete inside one month. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a cash purchaser you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would advise that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Hoxton the following are instances of issues that can show up and adversely affect market value: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Hoxton. Now, I need the files but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hoxton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Hoxton I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hoxton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Hoxton. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Hoxton - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I have given up seeking a lease extension in Hoxton. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Hoxton conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hoxton premises is 137 & 139 Haberdasher Street in December 2013. The Tribunal determines in accordance with section 48 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease for each Property should be £12,350.00. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 72.39 years.

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