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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lozells

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Lozells recommended using your search tool but stumbled across alternative fee calculations on the internet appear less pricey – why is this?

One can find plenty of conveyancing organisations promoting pretending to offer £99 conveyancing, but additionalfees end up with the final invoice mounting up beyond all recognition. In accordance with regulatory requirements charges contained in terms and conditions should be equitable raised The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Lozells set out all charges for the property you intend tobuy.

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Lozells is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Lozells and elsewhere usually warrants additional work compared to freehold transactions. This includes lease investigation, corresponding with the landlord concerning serving appropriate notices, procuring current service charge and management information, procuring the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.

My husband and I are purchasing a newly converted flat in Lozells with a loan from Leeds Building Society.We would like to retain our Lozells conveyancing solicitor but Leeds Building Society says he's not on their approved list of firms. we are left little option but to use a Leeds Building Society panel solicitor or keep our high street solicitor and pay for a Leeds Building Society panel lawyer to represent them. We feel as though this is unjust; is there anything we can do?

Unfortunately,no. The mortgage offered to you is subject to its terms and conditions, a common one being that solicitors must be on the Leeds Building Society approved list. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of law firms on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society

How does conveyancing in Lozells differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Lozells contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because new home sellers in Lozells usually acquire the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Lozells or who has acted in the same development.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Lozells from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Lozells can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • Some Lozells leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. If you have had conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as historic as opposed to unsettled. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share document. Obtaining a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy formality and delays many a Lozells home move. Where a duplicate share is needed, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible.

I own a split level flat in Lozells, conveyancing having been completed in 1997. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Lozells with over 90 years remaining are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2073

With 53 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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