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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Skewen

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years old) in Skewen. The vast majority the flats are already sold. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Skewen?

Conveyancing Searches are a critical link in the Skewen conveyancing process. There are hundreds search providers delivering Skewen conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are usually referred to as personal search providers due to them carrying out, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must secure their data from the local authoritative source.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Skewen I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Skewen in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business premises in Skewen and how can you help?

The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Skewen

I am using a search engine for the phrase conveyancing in Skewen it reveals many conveyancersin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancing solicitor for the sale of my house?

The best way of seeking the right conveyancer is via personal referral, so ask colleagues and family who have bought a property in Skewen or a respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Skewen differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four costs illustrations from different solicitors. Dont forget to clarify that the fees are fixed.

I've found a house that seems to be perfect, at a great price which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Skewen. Conveyancing solicitors have not yet been appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Skewen ?

The majority of houses in Skewen are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Skewen so you should seriously consider looking for a Skewen conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

I inherited a studio flat in Skewen, conveyancing formalities finalised May 2006. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding flats in Skewen with a long lease are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2084

You have 65 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £13,300 and £15,400 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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