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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kensington

Do conveyancers request an advanced payment for my conveyancing in Kensington?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Kensington your lawyer will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the sale price then this should be needed immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable a few days ahead of the day of completion.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Kensington. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 21/4/2019, the requirements read as follows :

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial premises in Kensington?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Kensington will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Kensington. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Kensington.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Kensington it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Kensington commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Kensington.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Kensington is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Kensington are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Kensington you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Kensington may determine 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 residence.

I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Kensington conveyancing firm to help?

You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Kensington conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Kensington premises is 93 Oakwood Court in June 2010. the LVT determined that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £492,083, This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 37.79 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Kensington what are the most frequent lease defects?

Leasehold conveyancing in Kensington is not unique. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain sections are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Insurance obligations

A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Skipton Building Society, and Britannia all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the buyer to pull out.

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