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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rawdon

We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Rawdon listed on your site but have come across alternative quotes on the internet seem less expensive – why is this?

You can find plenty of conveyancing outfits marketing what appear to be the cheapest conveyancing in Rawdon. We would urge you to think twice as to how much you respect your own move to want to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the quality of the conveyancing. Some hide extras deep into the terms of engagement. The conveyancers that we put forward for conveyancing in Rawdon neverdo this.

The Rawdon conveyancing firm that I appointed last week on my house acquisition in Rawdon have without warning closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a lawyer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and my previous Rawdon lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What should be my next steps?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

I'm buying my first flat in Rawdon benefiting from help to buy. The sellers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The sale representative told me not reveal to my solicitor about this deal as it may put at risk my mortgage with Birmingham Midshires. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder 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.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Rawdon which have approximately 50 years unexpired on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Rawdon is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the salability of the premises. For most purchasers and lenders, leases with less than 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Rawdon conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Rawdon, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Rawdon with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

With 68 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Me and my wife are soon to complete buying a property in Rawdon but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have negotiated recompense from the vendor of £3k taking the form of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of the conveyancing process but my lender will not permit this. Should they have been approached?

Your conveyancer listed on the bank conveyancing panel is duty bound to advise the bank of any amendments to the purchase figure. In the event that you did not allow your lawyer to disclose the reduction to your lender then they would have to disinstructing themselves from representing you and the lender.

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