My wife and I have lately acquired a house in Sawtry. We have noticed several problems with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? What searches should? have been ordered for conveyancing in Sawtry?
The question is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Sawtry. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the legal transfer of property are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a property owner fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. If the information proves to be incorrect, you could possibly take legal action against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Sawtry.
What does a local search reveal concerning the house we're purchasing in Sawtry?
Sawtry conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Sawtry conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable 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 headings.
Are there any apps to assist me to identify a Sawtry solicitor on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am prepared to travel upto 10kilometers to meet the lawyer.
You can use the facility on this page. Please choose the lender and your location and you will see a number of Sawtry conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Sawtry conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can contact them to check whether they are on the Coventry Building Society panel
My husband and I are first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the property agent informed us that the vendor will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's recommended conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer who is accustomed to conveyancing in Sawtry
It is unlikely the vendors are behind this. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Try to communicate with the owners directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to go, with finances arranged © you do not need to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Sawtry conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide their negotiator at the agency a kickback or achieve conveyancing thresholds demanded by corporate headquarters.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Sawtry. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Sawtry who acted for me is not around. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to instruct a Sawtry conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I invested in buying a studio flat in Sawtry, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Sawtry with a long lease are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2090
You have 69 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.