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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sidcup

Can the conveyancing lawyers revealed through your search app handle right to buy conveyancing in Sidcup?

We have identified plenty of conveyancing conveyancers who can service right to buy conveyancing matters You should contact us to secure a conveyancing quote.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Sidcup I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Sidcup in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the amount the 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 could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but reside in Sidcup. My lawyer (based 200 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Sidcup who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Sidcup based

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agent office in Sidcup where we see a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given conflicting advice from local Sidcup conveyancing firms. Can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Sidcup conveyancing firm to represent me?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Sidcup conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Sidcup premises is 103a Footscray Road in January 2014. The tribunal determines that the premium payable for the extended lease should be £34,500 according to the expert witness valuation calculation This case affected 1 flat.

A licensed conveyancer dealt with my conveyancing in Sidcup half a dozen years past having retained my deeds but has now closed – how do I retreive them?

Title deeds, as such, no longer exist as the majority of properties in Sidcup are registered digitally at Land Registry. Where you need to show evidence of proprietorship or are disposing of or re-mortgaging your conveyancing practitioner should obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.

If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to filerequest@clc-uk.org. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned as quickly as possible.

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