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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leiston

I am aiming to move house in March. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the day of completion. Incidentally, can you recommend a removal company in Leiston. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across your site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the estate agent however this should only occur after the previous owners conveyancers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be released. After that you will need to advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a particular removal organisation but can assist you in finding a residential property solicitor in Leiston or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Leiston.

When it comes to lenders such as Santander, do Leiston conveyancing practitioners incur a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are not aware of any mortgage company fees to register on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Leiston off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Virgin Money. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Virgin Money, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.

The deeds to our property are lost. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Leiston 5 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Gone are the days when you need to have the physical official documentation to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or property, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Leiston I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Leiston for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

Is it possible to change conveyancer as I have to select one who is on the HSBC Bank conveyancing panel. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Leiston five minutes from me but he is not approved by HSBC Bank

It would be our pleasure to assist you find a conveyancing solicitor in Leiston on the HSBC Bank panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Leiston. Using search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Leiston.

What makes a Leiston lease defective?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Leiston. Most leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain clauses are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. Insurance obligations

A defective lease will likely cause problems when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. HSBC Bank, Chelsea Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

I acquired a studio flat in Leiston, conveyancing formalities finalised 8 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Leiston with a long lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2094

With 76 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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