We are soon to exchange on the purchase of a house in Keswick but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree reparation from the seller in the sum of £3k by way of a reduction in the price. This was going to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but Kent Reliance will not permit this. Should they have been informed?
Your lawyer that is on a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is required to disclose to Kent Reliance of any changes to the purchase price. If you prohibit your lawyer to report the reduction to Kent Reliance then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Kent Reliance and you would have to appoint a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Keswick.
My wife and I own a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Keswick. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Chelsea Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Keswick and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
My husband and I are 17 days into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Keswick. We are not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would need to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your loan offer been sent? In the event that it has you must inform them of the new contact details and have the loan are issued to the new lawyers. Your solicitor ideally needs to be on the banks panel to avoid escalating expenses and delays. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. Our search tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Keswick
I am a negotiator for a busy estate agency in Keswick where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Keswick conveyancing solicitors. Could you clarify whether the owner of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the buyer?
As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord 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.
Keswick Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to buying
Best to be warned whether fixing the lift or some other significant cost is anticipated that will be shared amongst the leaseholders and may well dramatically impact the level of the service charges or require a specific invoice. How much is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the flat? Where a Keswick lease has less than eighty years it will affect the value of the apartment. Check with your bank that they are willing to go ahead with the loan given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the premises for 24 months in order to be legally able to carry out a lease extension.
I am purchasing a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Keswick who is on the mortgage company approved panel. Can you recommend a Keswick or local Keswick conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for the mortgage company who conduct conveyancing in Keswick. We dont recommend any particular solicitor.