My friend suggested that where I am purchasing in Robertsbridge I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Robertsbridge conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Robertsbridge around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Robertsbridge Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Robertsbridge.
How does conveyancing in Robertsbridge differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Robertsbridge contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because new home sellers in Robertsbridge tend to purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Robertsbridge or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Robertsbridge I like with a park and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Robertsbridge suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for some conveyancing in Robertsbridge. I've stumble upon a site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff completed via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be wary? What should out be looking out for?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Me and my wife accepted an offer on a Robertsbridge apartment left to us 8 years ago in 2012. I have over 12 years conveyancing experience and, although retired, wish to conduct my own conveyancing. The buyer's conveyancer has informed me that their building society will not allow you to do your own conveyancing requiring the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.
Lending requirements to conveyancers from all mainstream lenders specify that If the seller is not legally represented the purchaser’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be informed so that a decision can be made if they are willing to move forward.