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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Montpelier

Various internet forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for hinderance in Montpelier conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Montpelier.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Montpelier before instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will refuse to grant a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Montpelier. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Montpelier and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives protection to commercial lessees, granting the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of an expired lease. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Montpelier

I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Montpelier for my home move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the profession’s regulator?

Members of the public can search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Montpelier what are the most common lease problems?

Leasehold conveyancing in Montpelier is not unique. Most leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A duty to insure the building Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.

You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Santander, Leeds Building Society, and Aldermore all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I inherited a 1st floor flat in Montpelier, conveyancing formalities finalised June 2005. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Montpelier with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease expires on 21st October 2078

With just 55 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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