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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rottingdean

A relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Rottingdean I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Rottingdean conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Rottingdean around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Rottingdean Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Rottingdean.

It has been four months since my purchase conveyancing in Rottingdean took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Rottingdean I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Rottingdean in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Rottingdean and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act provides protection to commercial leaseholders, granting the dueness to make a request to court for a continuation of occupancy at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Rottingdean

I acquired a house in Rottingdean last 22/7/2020 and to date it is still not registered with HM Land Registry. It was part of a new estate and my lawyer told me that it may take 12 months to register. I have spoken with HM Land Registry directly and they say that the initial application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. What can I do?

get in touch with your conveyancer - Where you are unsatisfied with the responses, enquire as to their firm’s complaints protocol and amplify your problem to a Partner. Registrations for Rottingdean conveyancing are not known to be particularly slow.

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