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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leigh On Sea

I do hope you can assist me. My Leigh On Sea lawyer is advising me that he has toapply for Leigh On Sea conveyancing searches resulting from the fact thatthe firm are on the Nat Westconveyancing panel. These Leigh On Sea checks cost a lot of money can this be avoided?

You have limited options available to you. As you are obtaining a home loan with a mortgage company your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with their conditions as set out in their version of the CML Conveyancing Handbook. Your property lawyer would have previously signed the Terms and Conditions of your lender’s conveyancing panel appointment which obliges them to comply with the CML Handbook requirements . Even if you were a cash buyer you would be ill advised not to carry out Leigh On Sea conveyancing searches.

I happen to be the sole beneficiary of my late father’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Leigh On Sea. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in May. I want to move. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in May. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be caught by that. many banks would take a practical view as this obligation is principally there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the flipping of property.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Co-operative. I assume I don't need a Leigh On Sea conveyancing practitioner on the Co-operative panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Co-operative mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Co-operative mortgage from the register. Co-operative, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Co-operative has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Co-operative has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Co-operative mortgage has been paid off.

I am due to exchange contracts on my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in February 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Nottingham are being problematic. The Leigh On Sea solicitor who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Nottingham are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nottingham have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Various internet forums that I have come across warn that are the number one cause of obstruction in Leigh On Sea conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Leigh On Sea.

I am a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the estate agent to handle our conveyancing in Leigh On Sea. I am not happy. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?

They would need to be very bad to suggest changing them. Has the loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you must advise them of the replacement conveyancer and get the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your conveyancer needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating fees and delays. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool can help you find a lender approved solicitor for your conveyancing in Leigh On Sea

I work for a long established estate agent office in Leigh On Sea where we have witnessed a number of flat sales derailed due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Leigh On Sea conveyancing firms. Could you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can start 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 commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the sale.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 purchaser.

Leigh On Sea Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    What is the yearly maintenance fee and ground rent? What restrictions exist in the Leigh On Sea Lease? Generally speaking the cost for major works are not wrapped into the service charges, although a few managing agents in Leigh On Sea ask leaseholders to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for major works.

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