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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Liss

Should my solicitor be raising questions about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Liss.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Liss. There are those who purchase a property in Liss, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Liss. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual inquiry of the vendor to find out whether the premises has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser could bring a legal claim for losses stemming from an misleading answer. The buyer’s lawyers should also order an enviro report. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries should be initiated.

I completed on my apartment on 9 September and the transaction details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in Liss said it should be registered inside ten days. Are transfers in Liss uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in Liss is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timescales can adjust according to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any other persons or bodies. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are completed within two weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the premises thus an expedited registration is not typically top priority yet if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers can communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I'm buying a new build house in Liss with the aid of help to buy. The sellers refused to budge the price so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The house builders rep told me not inform my lawyer about this deal as it may impact my loan with the bank. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.

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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Liss cover?

Liss conveyancing for business premises covers a wide array of guidance, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I wish to rent out my leasehold flat in Liss. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?

Some leases for properties in Liss do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Liss - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    How is the lease structured? How many years are left on the lease? The best form of lease arrangement is if the freehold interest is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants enjoy control and even though a managing agent is usually retained if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

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