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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newent

Should my conveyancer be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Newent.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Newent. There are those who buy a house in Newent, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that can be carried out by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Newent. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer could commence a legal claim for losses stemming from an inaccurate answer. The buyer’s lawyers may also commission an enviro search. This will higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be initiated.

How does conveyancing in Newent differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Newent approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because builders in Newent typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Newent or who has acted in the same development.

Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to find one who is on the Barclays conveyancing list. I had appointed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Newent five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Barclays

It would be our pleasure to help you find a conveyancing solicitor in Newent on the Barclays panel. Please note that the solicitors that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Newent. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Newent.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Newent what are the most frequent lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Newent. All leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. Repairing obligations to or maintain elements of the premises

You could encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Barclays , Coventry Building Society, and Platform Home Loans Ltd 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 provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I inherited a split level flat in Newent, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable flats in Newent with a long lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2071

With 50 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £32,300 and £37,400 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

We are in the process of purchasing a apartment in Newent. Could our conveyancer keep our transaction price private from sites such as Rightmove. Is this achievable and how?

HM Land Registry as a matter of law bound to specify price paid data on a register of the title for residential properties nationwide which includes homes in Newent. The Title Register is a public document, so HM Land Registry would be breaking the law if they failed to grant access to the register.

In essence you can ask the Land Registry to hide the price paid data however the answer will be in the negative.

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