Willinstructing a Locks Heath conveyancing lawyer make the ownership transfer smoother?
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Our bank has suggested a law firm on their panel based in Locks Heath but I would rather instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Locks Heath round the corner to me. Can you help?
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Do I need to take out insurance to protect me from financial exposure to chancel repairs when buying a property in Locks Heath?
Unless a previous acquisition of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Locks Heath to continue to propose a a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Locks Heath is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?
Flying freeholds in Locks Heath are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Locks Heath you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Locks Heath may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I work for a long established estate agent office in Locks Heath where we have witnessed a few leasehold sales derailed as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received contradictory information from local Locks Heath conveyancing solicitors. Could you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord 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.
Locks Heath Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing
The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the lessees enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed where it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. How much is the ground rent and service charge? Who manages the block?