I am expecting a mortgage offer from Nat West. I hope to retain the legal services of a Licensed Conveyancer in Lower Earley. Does the Nat West Conveyancing panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?
The Nat West conveyancing panel is, like many other lenders, associated to the Council or Mortgage Lenders or BSA, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Lower Earley I like with open areas and station nearby, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Lower Earley suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
I'm remortgaging my primary house to a BTL mortgage with Yorkshire Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on further house. The location we are looking at is Lower Earley. Will your solicitors be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and link together the conveyances?
Make use of our comparison tool on this site to ensure that the solicitors are approved by both lenders. On the basis that they are your solicitor should be able to simultaneously deal with the two transactions but you should have a chat with you conveyancer and make clear your desired outcome and needs.
I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Lower Earley. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully within the next couple of days. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Lower Earley should include some of the following:
Whether the lease restricts you from renting out the property, or working from home Information concerning the obligations in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in relation to the building, and the more general rights a tenant has specifics of the parties to the lease, for example these could be the (you), head lessor, landlord The landlord’s rights to access the premises. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided. Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring?
I inherited a basement flat in Lower Earley, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Lower Earley with an extended lease are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2084
With 60 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £20,000 and £23,000 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.
Is planning permission needed to change a house into multiple appartments in Lower Earley? This has taken place to a house next door to my house in Lower Earley and was ignorant of the conversion until the works were finished.
Planning consent is required for splitting a single house in Lower Earley into flats but probably not for converting back to single dwelling-house so, simply put, yes,a it is required.