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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leeswood

We are buying a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Leeswood who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a local firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Leeswood.

It has been 2 months since my purchase conveyancing in Leeswood took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I opted to have a survey completed on a house in Leeswood in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can look into this further with the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Leeswood. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Leeswood especially if they regularly deal with such properties in Leeswood.

What is different about your site and alternative online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Leeswood?

At this site get a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances for your conveyancing in Leeswood. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you appoint them for your conveyancing in Leeswood

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Leeswood both have approximately forty five years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Leeswood is a deteriorating asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the marketability of the property. For most buyers and banks, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Leeswood conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Leeswood Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    Please note if it is fewer than eighty years it will affect the value of the apartment. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably require a lease extension at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the premises for a couple of years before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension. Make sure you discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Leeswood. If you like the propertyin Leeswood however your dog is not allowed to move with you then you have a very difficult compromise.

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