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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Marylebone

My wife and I are due to complete on the purchase of a property in Marylebone but as a consequence of damage from some water damage at the property I have was able negotiate reparation from the current proprietors in the sum of £3k in the form of a deduction in the price. This was going to be dealt with as part of amending the contract however Clydesdale will not permit this. Should they have been involved?

The property lawyer that is on a Clydesdale approved list is obliged to advise Clydesdale of any variations to the sale price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to disclose the price change to Clydesdale then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Clydesdale and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Marylebone.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Marylebone. My lender is Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 14/7/2019, the requirements read as follows :

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Marylebone is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Marylebone are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Marylebone you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Marylebone may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

How do I use the search app to select a conveyancing lawyer in Marylebone on the authorised to act for my bank?

Step one is to choose a mortgage company such as Yorkshire Building Society, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society or Aldermore then type in your preferred area for instance Marylebone. Conveyancing firms in Marylebone and further afield will then be shown.

Having spent months of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Marylebone. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Marylebone premises is Flats 37 & 39 88/90 Portland Place in December 2010. The Tribunal determined that the premium payable for the lease extensions in respect of these two flats is as follows:- For Flat 37, the sum of £385,230.00 For Flat 39, the sum of £436,780.00 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term was 24.02 years.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Marylebone what are the most frequent lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Marylebone. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    A duty to insure the building Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall

You could have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Nationwide Building Society, Leeds Building Society, and Bank of Ireland all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

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