My husband and I are buying a new build flat in Repton and my solicitor is informing me that she has to the bank to disclose incentives from the builder. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to sign contracts and I would rather not prolong deal. Is my lawyer right?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your lawyer. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
I had intended to instruct a property lawyer in Repton for our home move. Our financial adviser informed us that our bank Chelsea Building Society won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?
A bank can insist on a panel solicitor act for it. Borrowers are expected to bear the charges for this. Please make use of our database to get a quote from a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Repton on the Chelsea Building Society member panel.
Should our conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Repton.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers specialising in conveyancing in Repton. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Repton, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Conveyancers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can figure out the risks in Repton. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the vendor to find out whether the property has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the owner, then a purchaser may commence a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. The buyer’s lawyers may also conduct an environmental report. This will reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be conducted.
I have todaybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Repton for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Repton conveyancing specialists.
Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Repton with the intention of speeding up the sale process?
- Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Repton can be avoided where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to double-check by asking your solicitors. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to where the remaining number of years is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. A minority of Repton leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you have the original share document. Obtaining a duplicate share certificate can be a time consuming process and delays many a Repton conveyancing deal. Where a reissued share certificate is necessary, you should approach the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible. Many landlords or managing agents in Repton charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management pack sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most common reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Repton.
I purchased a split level flat in Repton, conveyancing formalities finalised 5 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar flats in Repton with over 90 years remaining are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2098
You have 74 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.