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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Spalding

Would the conveyancing practitioners that are recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Spalding?

We know of a few niche lawyers we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. Spalding is one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers have a presence.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial premises in Spalding?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Spalding will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Spalding. The report sets out 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 Spalding.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Spalding 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 Spalding commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not ordered for residential conveyancing in Spalding.

How does conveyancing in Spalding differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Spalding approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in Spalding usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Spalding or who has acted in the same development.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of maisonettes in Spalding which have approximately forty five years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Spalding is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and lenders, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a residence with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Spalding conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Spalding, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Spalding with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2078

With 60 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £20,000 and £23,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

Do all mortgage companies provide you with an approved list of Spalding solicitors? How do you know who is on the lender conveyancing panel?

Spalding law firm practices and firms conducting conveyancing in Spalding themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the bank conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from the mortgage company directly.

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