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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sleaford

The owners have very brash vendors who has insisted on a exclusivity contract with a payment two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

Exclusivity contracts are contracts binding a home vendor and purchaser granting the buyer the sole right to purchase the premises for a certain period of time. For all intents and purposes, a lock out agreement is a contract stating that you should be issued with a contract at a later time being the contract for the actual sale. It is generally utilised for buyer protection though in many situations, the owner may enjoy an upside from such agreements as well. There are various pros and cons to using them but you need to check with your conveyancer but note that it may result in incurring more in conveyancing charges. In light of this these agreements are unusual when it comes to conveyancing in Sleaford.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Sleaford is more expensive?

Sleaford leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

The Sleaford conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my purchase in Sleaford have suddenly closed. They were on acting for me because I had to have a solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel and my family Sleaford lawyer was not. I paid them funds in advance. What are my options?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the RBS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to help.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Sleaford I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Sleaford suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am looking at a two flats in Sleaford both have about 50 years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Sleaford. The lease is a right to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the saleability of the lease decreases and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is advisable to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies may be reluctant to lend money on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.

I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Sleaford, conveyancing having been completed 4 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent properties in Sleaford with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2091

With just 72 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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