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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ogmore Vale

My husband and I are looking to purchase a property in Ogmore Vale and are in fact using a Ogmore Vale conveyancing firm. Within the last couple of days our conveyancer has forwarded the sale agreement to be signed with a detailed report with a view to exchanging next week. Barclays have this evening contacted us to advise us that they have now hit a problem as our Ogmore Vale solicitor is not on their conveyancing panel. What do we do from here?

When purchasing a property with the benefit of a mortgage it is normal for the purchasers' lawyers to also act for the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Accreditation Scheme. Your solicitor should contact your bank and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You don't have to instruct a firm on the bank's conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Ogmore Vale lawyers, in which case your legal fees may increase, and it will likely delay the transaction as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

The deeds to our home are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Ogmore Vale 10 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

You no longer need to hold title official documentation to evidence that you are the owner of your registered land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

I am buying a new build flat in Ogmore Vale. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ogmore Vale

    There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Ogmore Vale I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Ogmore Vale for this price, 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 will be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Ogmore Vale what are the most frequent lease defects?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Ogmore Vale. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain sections are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Accord Mortgages Ltd, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

I acquired a basement flat in Ogmore Vale, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen 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 Ogmore Vale with over 90 years remaining are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2089

You have 71 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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