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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mayfield

Can the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service perform conveyancing in Mayfield by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts carrying out one day exchanges. You should e-mail us to get a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

Do I have to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Mayfield so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

Whereas this was necessary ten years ago, most mortgage companies no longer oblige their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the borrowers signature. You will still be obliged to supply identification documents and there are still distinct benefits to using a local ayer, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Mayfield.

A friend advised me that if I am buying in Mayfield I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Mayfield conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Mayfield around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Mayfield Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Mayfield Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Mayfield.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Mayfield. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Mayfield

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £225,000 apartment in Mayfield in seven days. The management company has quoted £324 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Mayfield?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Mayfield conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering pre-contract enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Mayfield Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Mayfield leasehold premises is £350. For Mayfield conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to supply answers.

I purchased a studio flat in Mayfield, conveyancing was carried out in 2002. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Mayfield with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2099

With 76 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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