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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Raynes Park

I went with a local firm for our conveyancing in Raynes Park yesterday. Looking through the Terms I noteI am on the hook for costs even where the conveyance does not complete. Would I be best advised to select an internet conveyancing brokerage who offer no completion no cost conveyancing in Raynes Park?

It is usually ‘give and take’ in that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the conveyancing charges will generally be uplifted to offset those transactions that do not proceed. Please beware that these deals rarely protect you from outlay by way of example Raynes Park conveyancing search costs.

Are all Raynes Park Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

It is true that some lenders now use the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Raynes Park. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. HSBC have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As you are obtaining a mortgage with HSBC your lawyer must check the formal instructions outlined in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for HSBC. The CML Handbook stipulates minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to HSBC where a lease fails to satisfy these specifications. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Raynes Park.

The mortgage over my property is with Aldermore for my property in Raynes Park. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Aldermore?

Your original mortgage agreement with Aldermore will provide that you need their approval in advance of renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Aldermore’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Aldermore directly. You need not do this via a Aldermore conveyancing panel solicitor.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Raynes Park. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Raynes Park

    The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Raynes Park is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Raynes Park are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Raynes Park you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Raynes Park may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Raynes Park conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Raynes Park conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you speak with several firms including non Raynes Park conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:

    What are the legal fees for lease extension work? Can they put you in touch with clients in Raynes Park who can give a testimonial?

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can one apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Raynes Park conveyancing firm to represent me?

if there is a absentee 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 LVT to calculate the premium.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Raynes Park premises is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case was in relation to 1 flat. The unexpired lease term was 60.43 years.

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