Last April we completed a house move in Seahouses. We have since encountered a number of problems with the house which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? Can you clarify the type of searches that needed to have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Seahouses?
It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Seahouses. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated as part of the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the process, a property owner completes a document referred to as a SPIF. answers turns out to be misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the vendor 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 Seahouses.
Completed the sale of my flat in Seahouses last June but our buyer keeps e-mailing me to moan that their lawyer needs to hear from mylawyer. What should my lawyer have done now that I have sold?
Post completion of your house sale your solicitor should deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. If applicable, your conveyancer must also evidence that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There is unlikely to be post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Seahouses.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Seahouses I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Seahouses in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
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Am in the process of buying my first house in Seahouses. Conveyancing lawyer already appointed. The mortgage adviser advised that a survey is not needed as the house was only built in 2002.
The bare minimum you need a Home Buyer's Report. As the premises was constructed more than a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you would be well advised not to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of defects a Home Buyer's report could be enough. The report should highlight any apparent issues and suggest further investigation where relevant. If there are any signs of problems seek a comprehensive structural survey.