I purchased a freehold premises in Malden Rushett yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Malden Rushett and has limited impact for conveyancing in Malden Rushett but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I am helping my niece sell her property in Malden Rushett. Does the conveyancer arrange an energy performance certificate or should I organise this?
After the abolition of Home Information Packs, energy assessments was kept a compulsory element of moving property. An EPC must be commissioned prior to the property being advertised. This is not as aspect of the sale process that conveyancers ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Malden Rushett conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange energy performance certificates given their relationships with reputable Malden Rushett energy assessors
Can you point me to a directory of TSB panel conveyancers in Malden Rushett on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?
No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of lending institutions make their panel listings visible online. Where you are looking for a Malden Rushett conveyancer on the TSB please make the most of our tool.
I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Malden Rushett off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Lloyds. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Lloyds, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.
Will my conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Malden Rushett.
Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Malden Rushett. Some people will purchase a house in Malden Rushett, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.
Lawyers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Malden Rushett. The standard property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual inquiry of the seller to discover if the property has suffered from flooding. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages stemming from an misleading response. The purchaser’s lawyers should also order an environmental search. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be made.
I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Malden Rushett I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Malden Rushett in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
Why is New Build conveyancing in Malden Rushett more expensive?
Acquiring a brand new property is significantly different from the normal house purchase conveyancing in Malden Rushett. For a start developers usually need contracts to exchange inside a short timeframe, so there is a lot of pressure on your conveyancing practitioner to make sure everything is in order. In addition new build conveyancing frequently involve examination of adoption of highways, drains, planning considerations, building warranties or architects certificates. Bank requirements are also more demanding. Taking into account the complex nature of the process for these types of properties, the conveyancing new build fees are higher than normal.