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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sawtry

I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of stalling in Sawtry conveyancing transactions. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Sawtry.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Sawtry. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Sawtry

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Sawtry I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sawtry suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Sawtry. I happened to stumble across a site which seems to have the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. 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?

For various reasons I am not able to get to my Sawtry conveyancing lawyers office to execute documents for conveyancing in Sawtry – will this be an issue?

Not a problem. Sawtry conveyancing solicitors can handle conveyancing transactions for clients from a distance. It is not necessary for you to be able to be present a Sawtry conveyancers office. They can handle all communications through post, email, telephone and fax.

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