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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kempston

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

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Kempston your lawyer will ask you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is requested to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be asked for shortly prior to contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I am purchasing a property and the conveyancer has mentioned Chancel Repair to which the house could be obligated to pay as it falls into the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly appropriate for conveyancing in Kempston

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Kempston to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

I have recentlyfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Kempston for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest method to check if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Kempston conveyancing specialists.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Kempston. 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.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kempston

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

I am employed by a busy estate agent office in Kempston where we have witnessed a few flat sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Kempston conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Kempston Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    For many Kempston leaseholds the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Kempston obliged leasehold owners to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. What is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent? Is the freehold owned jointly by the tenants?

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