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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stoke Gifford

Last March we completed a house move in Stoke Gifford. We have noticed several issues with the house which we consider were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Is there anything we can do? What searches should? have been ordered as part of conveyancing in Stoke Gifford?

It is not clear from the question as what problems have arisen and if they are unique to conveyancing in Stoke Gifford. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, the vendor fills in a form called a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is incorrect, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Stoke Gifford.

I own a terraced Victorian property in Stoke Gifford. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and The Royal Bank of Scotland. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Stoke Gifford and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Stoke Gifford. 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.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stoke Gifford

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

Should I appoint a Stoke Gifford conveyancing practitioner based in the location that I am hoping to buy? An old friend can perform the conveyancing but her office is 400kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Stoke Gifford conveyancing practice is that you can drop in to execute paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a bonus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Stoke Gifford conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.

I wish to sublet my leasehold flat in Stoke Gifford. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for their consent?

A lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Stoke Gifford do not prevent subletting altogether – such a clause would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

I own a split level flat in Stoke Gifford, conveyancing was carried out in 2000. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Stoke Gifford with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2079

With 58 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £22,800 and £26,400 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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