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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oakdale

We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The lender mentioned the mortgage came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would much rather appoint a Oakdale based conveyancing firm?

You should check but the chances are that give you one of their panel solicitors where you accept the "fee-free" deal. Contact the lender and determine if they allow a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Oakdale.

I am buying my first flat in Oakdale benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not move on the amount so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep advised me not to tell my solicitor about the extras as it could put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.

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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one near me in Oakdale I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Oakdale in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the estate agent told us that the seller will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's chosen lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Oakdale

It is unlikely the vendors are driving this. If they want ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they understand (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to use your preferred Oakdale conveyancing solicitors - rather thanthe ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a referral fee or achieve conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Oakdale. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they will have a report out to me next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Oakdale should include some of the following:

    You should receive a copy of the lease Ground rent - what is payable and when is collected, and also know whether this will change in the future It needs to be made clear to you whether the lease allows you to alter or upgrade anything in the premises- you should know whether it applies to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether licences for alterations is required Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your property and do you know what it means in practice? What you can do if an adjoining owner breaches a clause of their lease?
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Oakdale please ask your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Oakdale.

I own a basement flat in Oakdale, conveyancing was carried out February 1996. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Oakdale with over 90 years remaining are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2102

With just 80 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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