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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sandiacre

I can't travel far from Sandiacre. What is the rationale as to why all Sandiacre lawyers aren't automatically on all mortgage company panels?

Banks normally impose restrictions on either the type or volume of conveyancing practices on their panel. A common example of such criteria being that a practice needs to have at least two partners. In addition to restricting the structure of firm, some banks such as HSBC decided to reduce the number of firms they use to represent them. It is worth noting that lenders have no responsibility for the accuracy of conveyancing provided by any Sandiacre property lawyer on their approved list. Mortgage fraud was the key driver in the culling of conveyancing panels in the last decade even though there are opposing opinions about whether solicitors sat at the center of that fraud. Statistics from HM Land Registry indicates that thousands of law practices only carry out a couple of conveyances a year. Those advocating conveyancing panel pruning ask why conveyancing firms deserve any entitlement to be listed on a lender panel when it is evident that conveyancing is not their primary expertise?

I have given 2 months notice to my current landlord and must be out of my let out apartment in Sandiacre by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase is progressing. Can I complete in six weeks as don't want to have to find short term accommodation?

The normal practice is not to give notice for your lease unless you have exchanged. If you have not already done so, contact to your conveyancer and request that they apply pressure on the sellers side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will aim to achieve

I have 7378 less than 75 years remaining on my lease and require a lease extension for my apartment in Sandiacre. Conveyancing solicitors on the Accord Mortgages panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 5/7/2024 the requirements read as follows :

85 years from the date of completion of the mortgage. Please ensure that you explain the implications of a short term lease to the borrower.

My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent told us that the owners will only proceed if we use the agent's recommended solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Sandiacre

It is highly unlikely the vendors are driving this. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated buyer is counter productive. Avoid the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to use your own,trusted Sandiacre conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide the estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.

I am hoping to exchange soon on a leasehold property in Sandiacre. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they are sending me a report on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Sandiacre should include some of the following:

    The length of the lease term. You should receive guidance as what happens when the lease ends, and aware of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Information as to the provision in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in relation to the building, and the wider rights a tenant enjoys Are you allowed to have a pet in the flat? The landlord’s rights to access the premises. You should be made aware that your landlord has rights of access as well as be informed how much notice must be provided.
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Sandiacre please enquire of your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Sandiacre.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Sandiacre, conveyancing having been completed in 2010. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding flats in Sandiacre with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2082

With 58 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £22,800 and £26,400 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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