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Ready to buy a new home in Shenley Brook End? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Shenley Brook End conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shenley Brook End

We were just about to exchange contracts for a garden flat in Shenley Brook End. We have hit a stumbling block. The loan offer with Lloyds TSB Bank runs out on 23/11/2020 but the vendors are suggesting a completion date of 25/11/2020. Is it possible to prolong the loan offer?

The person best placed to deal with your concern is your solicitors who should calculate whether he or she is corresponding with the mortgage broker, seller’s solicitors, estate agents or conceivably all three taking into account what has gone on in your transaction to date.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Shenley Brook End costs more?

Shenley Brook End leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

I have 70 years unexpired on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Shenley Brook End. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform 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. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 23/9/2020 the requirements read as follows :

70 years unexpired at application, 30 years at the end of the mortgage term, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

I am purchasing a terrace house in Shenley Brook End. Our aim is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve investigations to determine if these alterations were previously refused?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Shenley Brook End can sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain alterations or need the permission of another owner. Certain extensions require local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I can not fathom if my bank requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Shenley Brook End building society branch on a couple of occasions and was told it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Shenley Brook End conveyancing solicitor - who is on the bank conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they would not lend based on their specific requirements. Who do I believe?

As long as the lawyer is on the bank panel, she or he must comply with the CML Handbook conditions for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

About to purchase house in Shenley Brook End. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Shenley Brook End conveyancer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

I was advised by my lender that their panel conveyancers operate no completion no fee basis for conveyancing in Shenley Brook End. I had a purchase fall through yet the lawyers have invoiced for search fees! They are claiming that the fees are seperate!

Shenley Brook End conveyancing search costs are disbursements not legal fees as these are payable to independent parties.

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