Can the conveyancing solicitors identified via your search tool carry out auction conveyancing in Pitstone?
There are a few niche practitioners we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Pitstone is just one of hundreds of areas of in which our lawyers cover.
Can I be sure that the Pitstone conveyancing solicitor on the Nottingham panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Pitstone obtaining recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Nationwide as we intend to carry out improvements to our house in Pitstone. Do we need to choose a local Pitstone solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Nationwide do not ordinarily require a member of their approved list of lawyers to handle the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Nationwide list.
My offer was accepted on an apartment in Pitstone on 25/2/2019, valuation was booked 2 days later, all came back fine. Conveyancer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Leeds Building Society and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Are Leeds Building Society entitled to hold back the Mortgage pending the lawyer being on the approved list?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Leeds Building Society to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Pitstone I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Pitstone for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
If you require a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Pitstone with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Pitstone can be avoided where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ solicitors. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share document. Arranging a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming process and frustrates many a Pitstone conveyancing transaction. Where a duplicate share certificate is needed, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this as soon as possible. If you have had any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as historic rather than unsettled. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. It is therefore essential at an as soon as possible that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Pitstone - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
In the main the outlay for major works tend not to be incorporated into the service charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Pitstone require leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for larger works. The answer will be important as a) areas can cause problems for the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will want to have all the details It would be sensible to find out if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is reasonably common in Pitstone leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Pitstone. If you like the flatin Pitstone however your dog can’t live with you then you have a very hard choice.
Should one remove a departed person's details from the title deeds for a house in Pitstone?
Where a Pitstone property is jointly owned and one of the proprietors passes away, their name will not automatically be removed from the title deeds. It is not necessary to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal your conveyancer would just be required to evidence why the other proprietor is not included in the contract, usually this takes the form of the probate documents.
With a view to making things more straight forward for the sale of the property you can apply to have the deceased name erased from the title register by applying to HM Land Registry with proof of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.