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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Oxshott

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Oxshott?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Oxshott will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in investigating accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Oxshott. The report sets out definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Oxshott.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Oxshott it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Oxshott commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Oxshott.

How does conveyancing in Oxshott differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Oxshott contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because builders in Oxshott 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Oxshott or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Oxshott before retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not issue a mortgage on such a house.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Oxshott. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Oxshott especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Oxshott.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Oxshott. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Oxshott are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Oxshott in which case you should be shopping around for a Oxshott conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

I have had difficulty in trying to purchase the freehold in Oxshott. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the sum to be paid.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Oxshott premises is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case affected 1 flat.

How much experience do your Oxshott conveyancing solicitors have with Help To Buy, Shared Equity and similar schemes?

Oxshott conveyancing lawyers help thousands of people move home every year and supported lots of clients through the Help To Buy scheme. The chances are that whatever makes your case unique Oxshott conveyancers have worked on recent similar matters.

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