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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Montpelier

A loan agreement from Santander for the refinancing of my 4 bedroom apartment is expected any day now. Can you put forward a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Montpelier?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Montpelier. Our intention is to offer cost effective conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Montpelier. The optimum outcome, in deciding on cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst it will result in you spending a lot in extras and still not get the service required.

A relative suggested that if 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 occasionally included in the estimate for your Montpelier conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant 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 Montpelier Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Montpelier Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Montpelier.

Should I be concerned about brokers that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a national conveyancing firm rather than a High Street Montpelier conveyancing practice?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often input from connections can be very helpful. Yet there are lots of parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and banks may put forward solicitors to appoint. Sometimes these lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You have the right to choose your preferred lawyer. However, bear in mind that the majority of banks specify a panel list of solicitors you must use for the lender related work in your transaction.

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Montpelier. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Montpelier, conveyancing having been completed 7 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Montpelier with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2075

With 52 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

We are midway through buying a house in Montpelier. Conveyancing solicitor has told us the title is "Leasehold". Will this likely adversely affect the marketability of the property?

Montpelier conveyancing does not ordinarily involve leasehold houses. The main consideration here is the length of lease and the ground rent. If there are hundred of years years remaining with a nominal rent, it's essentially freehold, so it’s unlikely to affect the marketability significantly.

On the flip side, if it's, say, 50 years it will have a adverse impact on the saleability, and most likely wouldn't be acceptable to the bank. The length of lease and ground rent will be set out in the lease to be supplied to your solicitor.

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