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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pitstone

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Pitstone costs more?

Pitstone leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

My wife and I purchasing a end of terrace house in Pitstone. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to determine if these works are allowed?

Your conveyancer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Pitstone can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent certain changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain extensions need local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Can I be sure that the Pitstone conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Pitstone seeking recommendations is a sensible starting point. 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 advertising the lowest fees. We would always advocate that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.

I am expecting a AIP from Clydesdale this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Clydesdale recommend any Pitstone solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Pitstone solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Clydesdale through the process.

I am buying my first flat in Pitstone with the aid of help to buy. The builders would not move on the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of fixtures and fittings instead. The property agent advised me not to tell my lawyer about the deal as it could adversely affect my mortgage with Accord Mortgages Ltd. Should I keep quiet?.

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.

We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the owners will only issue a contract if we use their recommended conveyancers as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Pitstone

It is highly unlikely the owners are behind this. If they require ‘a quick sale', turning down a serious buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Pitstone conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will earn the estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds set by HQ.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Pitstone. Conveyancing and National Westminster Bank mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Pitstone who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Pitstone conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I acquired a garden flat in Pitstone, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Pitstone with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2075

With just 51 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as 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 in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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