My brother-in-law has suggested I instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Mersea Island. I I would like to check whether they are accepted on the Nottingham Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you help?
The first thing you should do is phone your solicitor and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with Nottingham Building Society who may be able to help.
I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and found one close by in Mersea Island I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Mersea Island for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
If you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
Is it simple use your search app to find a conveyancing lawyer in Mersea Island on the authorised to act for my mortgage?
First choose a mortgage company such as Halifax, Bank of Scotland or Aldermore then choose your location for example Mersea Island. Conveyancing organisations in Mersea Island and across England and Wales will then be identified.
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent informed us that the owners will only proceed if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street conveyancer used to conveyancing in Mersea Island
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the owners directly and make sure they understand (a)you are serious purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to appoint your own,trusted Mersea Island conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will give the estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing figures pre-set by head office.
Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £325,000 maisonette in Mersea Island on Friday in a week. The management company has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Mersea Island?
Mersea Island conveyancing on leasehold apartments often necessitates the buyer’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They are entitled to levy a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is above £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.
Mersea Island Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
How is the lease structured? In the main the outlay for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Mersea Island ask tenants to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works. Who are the managing agents?