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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Luton

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Luton costs more?

Luton leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

My relative advised me that if I am buying in Luton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Luton conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Luton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Luton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Luton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Luton.

I have a terraced Edwardian property in Luton. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Luton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

Helen (my wife) and I may need to rent out our Luton garden flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Luton conveyancing firm in 2004 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Some leases for properties in Luton do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. 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 permission.

Luton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying

    What is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Its a good idea to find out as much as you can about the company managing the building as they can either make your living at the property much simpler or problematic. As the owner of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to day to day matters like the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people if they are happy with them. In conclusion, be sure you discover the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and precisely how they are spending that money. How long is the Lease?

Is it the case that all Luton conveyancers on every bank conveyancing panel?

You can use our search tool or you can drop into your high street lender branch in Luton. Chances are that they can recommend conveyancing solicitors in Luton

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