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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mayfield

Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend conduct conveyancing in Mayfield by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out personalised exchanges. Please contact us to receive a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a 1st time purchaser of a garden flat in Mayfield. Do I pick up the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will instruct a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Mayfield?

On the day of completion you do not need to go to the conveyancers office in Mayfield. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be called to collect the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

My wife and I buying a victorian detached house in Mayfield. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to determine if these alterations are allowed?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Mayfield will occasionally identify restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of changes or need the permission of another owner. Many additions call for local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Mayfield. I have a mortgage agreed with Principality. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have 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 Principality, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel.

I require fast conveyancing in Mayfield as I am faced with an ultimatum to exchange contracts in less than 4 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches carried out although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Mayfield the following are instances of issues that can crop up and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Mayfield. I've chance upon a site which seems to have the ideal answer If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via web that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Last June I purchased a leasehold house in Mayfield. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I purchased a garden flat in Mayfield, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Mayfield with a long lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2073

With only 52 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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