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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen

I own a freehold property in Kirkby Stephen but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Kirkby Stephen and has limited impact for conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

I'm purchasing my first flat in Kirkby Stephen benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The sale representative advised me not disclose to my conveyancer about the extras as it will adversely affect my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Kirkby Stephen I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Kirkby Stephen suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?

If you need a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

In scouring the world wide web for the words on line conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen it reveals many property lawyersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable property lawyer for the sale of my house?

The ideal way of finding the right conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so seek the guidance of colleagues and family who have acquired a property in Kirkby Stephen or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Kirkby Stephen differ, so it's sensible to obtain at least four fee estimates from varying types of solicitors. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.

I acquired a property in Kirkby Stephen last 28/10/2021 and to date it is still not recorded with HM Land Registry. It was part of a new estate and my solicitor told me that it may take over a year to register. I have spoken with HMLR directly and they have informed me the initial application was cancelled due to questions not being addressed in time. What can I do?

get in touch with your property lawyer - if you are not getting sensible responses, enquire as to their firm’s complaints protocol and amplify your problem to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Kirkby Stephen conveyancing are not known to be especially complex.

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