I am looking to buy a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Southend On Sea who is on the Alliance & Leicester solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
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Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Southend On Sea?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Southend On Sea. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Southend On Sea I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Southend On Sea in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
My husband and I are 17 days into a freehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the selling agent to perform conveyancing in Southend On Sea. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would have to be very poor in order to consider changing them. Has the mortgage offer been sent? If so you will need to make them aware of the new contact details and have the loan are re-issued. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks panel to avoid added charges and frustration. That should be your starting point. Our search tool will help you find a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Southend On Sea
If all goes to plan we aim to complete our sale of a £400,000 apartment in Southend On Sea next Wednesday. The landlords agents has quoted £384 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Southend On Sea?
Southend On Sea conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually involves the purchaser’s solicitor submitting enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions most will be content to assist. They may levy a reasonable charge for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, without which the invoice is technically not due. Reality however dictates that one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.
Southend On Sea Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
Most Southend On Sea leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the landlord. If you purchase the flat you will have to meet this contribution, usually in instalments throughout the year. This could differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, ordinarily this is not a large amount, say around £50-£100 but you should to enquire as occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds. Be sure to enquire if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Southend On Sea. If you like the propertyin Southend On Sea yet your dog can’t live with you then you have a very hard choice. Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments?