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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stanmore

Why do I have to pay up front for conveyancing in Stanmore?

If you are buying a property in Stanmore your lawyer will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be needed shortly in advance of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as a 1st time buyer of a garden flat in Stanmore. Do I pick up the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Stanmore?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. Usually this happens between 1 and 3pm.

My fiancee and I are in the throws of viewing flats in Stanmore and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have a conveyancer on ‘stand by’? I am planning to take a mortgage with Yorkshire BS.

You should start obtaining conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Stanmore building society branch on numerous occasions and was reassured it wasn't a problem and they will lend. My Stanmore conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called to say that they refuse to lend based on their published requirements. I have no idea who is right.

As long as the lawyer is on the bank panel, they must adhere to the CML Handbook requirements for the lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Stanmore. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stanmore

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.

Hoping to buy a property located in Stanmore and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Stanmore. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Stanmore area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Stanmore. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

There are only 68 years left on my lease in Stanmore. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the magistrate. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to find the landlord. In some cases an enquiry agent should be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Stanmore.

I am the proprietor of a two-bedroom flat in Stanmore. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for the purchase of the freehold?

Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Stanmore conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Stanmore property is 27B Hillside in February 2010. the resulting premium, all other aspects of the valuation having been agreed between the parties was set at £8,250 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 70.25 years.

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