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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Plumstead

The deeds to our home are lost. The lawyers who did the conveyancing in Plumstead 5 years ago no longer exist. What are my options?

As long as the title is registered the information relating to your proprietorship will be retained by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is possible to execute a search at the Land Registry, find your property and obtain up to date copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for twenty pounds.

About to purchase a new build flat in Plumstead. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Plumstead

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Plumstead before appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a loan on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Halifax. If you contact us we can look into this further 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 Plumstead. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Plumstead and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides a safeguard to business lessees, granting the right to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Plumstead is one of our many areas of the UK in which our lawyers are located

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Plumstead. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Plumstead should include some of the following:

    Defining your rights in respect of common areas in the block.For instance, does the lease permit a right of way over an accessway or hallways? if lease has a provision for a sinking account for major works? What options are open to you if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? Who has the liability to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is essential that you know which party is duty bound to repair and maintenance of every part of the building Who has the liability for maintaining the window frames
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Plumstead please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Plumstead.

I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Plumstead. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Plumstead premises is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case related to 1 flat.

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