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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Montpelier

What tips do you have for searching for freehold conveyancing in Montpelier?

Option 1 is to ask connections whom they would instruct.

Second, search the internet for conveyancing in Montpelier. Ring a couple or more firms listed and ask them to send you their conveyancing costs illustrations and speak to the lawyer who will conduct your conveyancing in advance ofmaking your decision.

Third is to make use of our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers taking into account your own expectations including location,speed, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is. Avoid the trap of appointing low cost conveyancing in Montpelier

I am about to put a bid on a leasehold apartment in Montpelier. The estate agents tell me that it is normal for flats in Montpelier to have less than 75 years left on the lease. I am getting a loan with Virgin. Is this going to be a problem if the lease has 72 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 15/2/2019 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

My relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Montpelier I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Montpelier conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Montpelier around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Montpelier Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Montpelier.

I am buying my first flat in Montpelier with a mortgage from Halifax. The builders refused to move on the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The property agent told me not reveal to my lawyer about this extras as it may affect my loan with Halifax. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Montpelier in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks may not give a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Montpelier. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Montpelier to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

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