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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sedbergh

My property lawyer in Sedbergh is not on the The Mortgage Works Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my family solicitor even though they are not on the The Mortgage Works panel?

Your options are as follows:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Sedbergh lawyers but The Mortgage Works will need to instruct a lawyer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the total legal fees and result in frustration.
  2. Get a new lawyer to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the The Mortgage Works conveyancing panel

Various web forums that I have visited warn that are the number one reason for stalling in Sedbergh conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published determinations of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Sedbergh.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and found one close by in Sedbergh I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Sedbergh suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage that many years will likely be problematic. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years unexpired on my flat in Sedbergh. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you have done all that could be expected to find the landlord. On the whole a specialist should be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be used as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Sedbergh.

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Sedbergh, conveyancing was carried out October 2006. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Comparable properties in Sedbergh with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2096

With 72 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

My intention is to purchase a garden apartment in Sedbergh. Conveyancing solicitor is awaiting, from the owner, building insurance paperwork. I was told today I was advised that the seller needs to send the insurance schedule for the flat above in addition. Why would my solicitor want to check the insurance for the flat above? Is it strictly required? We have been waiting for the previous fortnight…

It is not unheard of in leasehold conveyancing in Sedbergh to find Conveyancing in Sedbergh in a minority of cases reveals that the lease provides for the leasehold owners to insure their individual flats rather than the freeholder insuring the whole premises - which is clearly preferable. Do clarify with your property lawyer but it would seem that your solicitor is looking to verify that the complete building is insured. Insuring your residence is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the other flat cannot be rebuilt as a result of lack of insurance.

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