Can the conveyancing lawyers listed on your site execute conveyancing in Maldon by way of an attended exchange?
We do have a number of conveyancing specialists who can conduct personalised exchanges. You should call us to get a fee calculation and details as to availability.
It is a dozen years since I bought my property in Maldon. Conveyancing solicitors have recently been retained on the sale but I can't find the deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. First the deeds may be with the mortgage company or they may stored with the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring current official copies of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Maldon involves registered property but in the rare situation where your home is unregistered it is more tricky but is not insurmountable.
How does conveyancing in Maldon differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Maldon approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because house builders in Maldon tend to 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 Maldon or who has acted in the same development.
I would like to sublet my leasehold apartment in Maldon. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask her. Is permission from the freeholder required?
Notwithstanding that your previous Maldon conveyancing lawyer is no longer available you can review your lease to see if it allows you to sublet the apartment. The rule is that if the deeds are non-specific, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you need to seek consent from your landlord or other appropriate person in advance of subletting. This means that you cannot sublet in the absence of prior consent. Such consent should not be unreasonably withheld. If your lease does not allow you to sublet you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.
I purchased a 2 bed flat in Maldon, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Maldon with over 90 years remaining are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2081
With just 62 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £17,100 and £19,800 plus legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.
Been searching for a conveyancing practitioner for freehold sale conveyancing in Maldon. We are selling, simple no mortgage to pay off, no rush, currently vacant. Received an estimate from a conveyancer for £1000 excluding VAT which is a little steep given that its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Maldon?
Given that it’s a sale only, £425 + VAT should be about the best for sale conveyancing in Maldon.