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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sparkhill

My father pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Sparkhill there may be a number of restrictions as to what one can do in terms of external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of a number of properties in Sparkhill which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Sparkhill should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

Can you point me to a directory of Bank of Ireland panel conveyancers in Sparkhill on the Building Society Association’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of banks make their panel listings available over the internet. If you are in need of a Sparkhill lawyer on the Bank of Ireland please use our tool.

Aldermore have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a apartment in Sparkhill has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

Your estate agent will wish to be advised as to your conveyancing practitioner's details (make sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s panel). Telephone Aldermore or the financial adviser and complete any relevant documentation. Aldermore will sellect a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or vendor to arrange a time for the valuation to occur. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. Aldermore will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Sparkhill.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Sparkhill I like with a park and railway links nearby, however it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Sparkhill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for at least 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

My step-father has urged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Sparkhill. Should I use them?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to seek guidance from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the firm you're considering.

I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Sparkhill. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Sparkhill are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Sparkhill in which case you should be looking for a Sparkhill conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer will appraise you on the various issues.

Sparkhill Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Does this lease have in excess of 85 years unexpired? Is there a share of the freehold?

Been searching for a lawyer for freehold sale conveyancing in Sparkhill. I'm selling, uncomplicated no mortgage to redeem, no rush, currently empty. Had an estimate from a solicitor for £800 plus VAT which is a tad high considering its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Sparkhill?

As it’s a sale only, £500 + VAT would be about the best for a Sparkhill solicitor firm.

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