I am assisting my step-mother sell her flat in Melbourn. Will the solicitor commission an EPC or it is for the owner to coordinate?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy assessments became a mandatory part of selling a house. An EPC must be to hand prior to the property being put on the market. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms normally arrange. If you are instructing a Melbourn conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange EPC’s given their relationships with long established Melbourn accredited person
We are planning to move home in January. Should my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. As an aside, can you suggest a removal company in Melbourn. Conveyancing firm was found prior to coming across this site.
On the day of completion you will need to collect the house keys from the property agent however this should only occur when the vendors conveyancers advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. You will need to tell the removal company that they can start moving you in. As a matter of policy we do not suggest a specific removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Melbourn or a firm that specialises in conveyancing in Melbourn.
We expect to receive a OIP from Barclays this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Barclays recommend any Melbourn solicitors on the Barclays conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?
You will need to appoint Melbourn solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Barclays conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Barclays through the process.
We are purchasing a property and the solicitor has identified Chancel Repair for which the house could be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Melbourn
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Melbourn to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.
My business partner and I are planning to take over a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-sale-no costs for commercial conveyancing in Melbourn for below 1500k?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Melbourn, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are intending to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right firm. As for the fees this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your details or phone us so that we may provide you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.
I work for a long established estate agent office in Melbourn where we see a few flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Melbourn conveyancing solicitors. Can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.
Melbourn Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
The majority of Melbourn leasehold flats will have a service charge for maintenance of the block set by the landlord. If you acquire the property you will have to meet this amount, usually periodically accross the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large amount, say about £25-£75 but you need to enquire it because on occasion it can be surprisingly expensive. Are there any major works in the near future that could add a premium to the service costs?
Is it the case that all Melbourn conveyancers on every bank conveyancing panel?
You can use our search tool or you can drop into your local lender branch in Melbourn. the probability is that they will be in a position to recommend some reputable conveyancing solicitors in Melbourn