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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southgate

In the event thatI were to buy a simple residential housein Southgate mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no local authority searches how much could I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Southgate?

The sole saving you would achieve is the Southgate conveyancing searches. The lawyer still got to do everything else - money laundering, liaising with the sellers lawyer, stamp duty submission, register the ownership etc. A slight saving might be made by not needing to register a charge however it will not be a lot.

Will lawyers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in Southgate?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Southgate your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the total price then this should be required immediately before contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Southgate. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Southgate

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Southgate is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Southgate are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Southgate you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southgate may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

I am attracted to a couple of flats in Southgate both have approximately 50 years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Southgate. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the saleability of the lease decreases and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is generally wise to extend the lease term. It is often difficult to sell a property 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 advise that you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in trying to reach an agreement for a lease extension in Southgate. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Southgate conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Southgate property is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 70.31 years.

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