My wife and I purchasing a end of terrace house in Stoke Park. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal conveyancing on the property include enquiries to ascertain if these works are prohibited?
Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Stoke Park will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict certain works or need the permission of another owner. Certain additions require local authority planning permissions and approval in accordance building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
I have paid off my mortgage with Principality. I assume I don't need a Stoke Park property lawyer on the Principality panel to discharge the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Principality mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Principality mortgage from the register. Principality, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Principality has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Principality has instructed the Land Registry to do so
I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Aldermore. Is it usual for Aldermore to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Stoke Park is approved on their conveyancing panel? Aldermore have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.
A lender would not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Aldermore to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the primary cause of stalling in Stoke Park house deals. Is there any truth in this?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Stoke Park.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Stoke Park. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stoke Park
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
Due to sign contracts shortly on a leasehold property in Stoke Park. Conveyancing lawyers inform me that they are sending me a report tomorrow. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Stoke Park should include some of the following:
Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Does the lease prevent you from subletting the property, or having a home office for business Ground rent - how much and what the invoice dates are, and also know whether this will change in the future Repair and maintenance of the flat
I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Stoke Park, conveyancing was carried out June 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Stoke Park with an extended lease are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2089
With 68 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.
Whilst your website is a good idea there are many lawyers listed near Stoke Park being on the lender conveyancing panel. Can you recommend a specific firm on the bank approved panel?
We do not recommend specific Stoke Park firms as the right Stoke Park conveyancing firm for you depends on where your priorities lie. For example you may require a local firm with Stoke Park knowledge or you might be looking for the low cost conveyancing. We recommend that you speak to 3 or 4 lawyers listed before you make your choice..