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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ripley

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Ripley?

If you are buying a property in Ripley your solicitor will request that you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Normally this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be required immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a few days prior to the day of completion.

What does a local search inform me regarding the property we're buying in Ripley?

Ripley conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search plays a central role in many a Ripley conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

About to purchase a new build flat in Ripley. Conveyancing is daunting 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 are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ripley

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Ripley is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Ripley are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Ripley you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Ripley 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 premises.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Ripley from the point of view of expediting the sale process?

  • A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Ripley can be avoided where you instruct lawyers as soon as your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ lawyers.
  • If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you hold the original share certificate. Arranging a duplicate share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Ripley home move. Where a new share certificate is needed, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (if applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity. Many freeholders or Management Companies in Ripley charge for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Ripley. If there is a history of any disputes with your landlord or managing agents it is essential that these are settled prior to the flat being marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over rather than unresolved. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s permission? In particular have you laid down wooden flooring? Ripley leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring require a licence issued by the Landlord acquiescing to such works. Where you fail to have the paperwork in place you should not contact the landlord without checking with your solicitor first.

I inherited a garden flat in Ripley, conveyancing having been completed 6 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Ripley with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2101

With just 80 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. 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 should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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