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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Southwater

Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that may affect a commercial estate in Southwater?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Southwater will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers expend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Southwater. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Southwater.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Southwater it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Southwater commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Southwater.

I am buying a new build house in Southwater with a loan from Santander. The builders refused to reduce the price so I negotiated £7000 of additionals instead. The estate agent told me not to tell my conveyancer about this extras as it would put at risk my loan with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Southwater is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Southwater are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Southwater you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Southwater may determine 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 premises.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Southwater. I've discover a web site which looks to be the ideal solution If it is possible to get all this stuff done via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

What are the common problems that you come across in leases for Southwater properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Southwater is not unique. All leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

You will encounter a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, The Mortgage Works, and Platform Home Loans Ltd all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to pull out.

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Southwater, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar flats in Southwater with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2084

With just 65 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £13,300 and £15,400 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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