Having sold my house in Kingstanding last December yet the purchaser is texting me to say their solicitor is waiting to hear from mylawyer. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?
Following your house sale your lawyer should forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your solicitor should also confirm that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures unique to conveyancing in Kingstanding.
We are downsizing from our home in Kingstanding and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. A high street Kingstanding lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers instructed an online conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Kingstanding. We have lived in Kingstanding for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You should enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same illness)
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Kingstanding. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kingstanding
Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
Jane (my partner) and I may need to sub-let our Kingstanding 1st floor flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Kingstanding conveyancing practice in 2002 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any guidance as to whether the lease prohibits the subletting of the flat. How do we find out?
Your lease dictates relations between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will set out if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The accepted inference is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Kingstanding do not prevent strict prohibition on subletting – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a copy of the tenancy agreement.
Kingstanding Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
What restrictions exist in the Kingstanding Lease? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments? You should want to find out as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues like the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask other tenants what they think of their management. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that the service fees are due to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money.
Am in the process of buying my first home in Kingstanding. Conveyancing practitioner already instructed. The mortgage adviser suggested that a survey is not needed as the house was only constructed in 1997.
At the very least you should have a Home Buyer's Report. Given the property was constructed over a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. For a property that age with no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report could suffice. They will highlight any apparent problems and suggest further investigation where appropriate. Where there are any signs of material issues get a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.