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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sunninghill

I instructed a Sunninghill based solicitor for my conveyancing in Sunninghill recently. Upon checking the fine print I seeI am responsible for costs even if the movedoes not proceed. Should I ditch them and instruct a web based conveyancing company promoting no-sale-no-fee conveyancing in Sunninghill?

Generally there is a concession along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is available then the conveyancing charges will tend to be be higher to neutralise the conveyances that abort. Also remember that such schemes tend not to cover disbursements e.g. Sunninghill conveyancing search charges.

We were just about to sign contracts for a semi detached house in Sunninghill. We have hit a stumbling block. The loan offer with Virgin Money runs out on 9/9/2019 but the owners are suggesting a completion date of 11/9/2019. Can one extend the mortgage offer?

The best person to deal with your issue is your lawyer who is in a position to calculate whether he or she is better off negotiating with the lender, seller’s representatives, selling agents or indeed all parties given the history of your conveyancing as of today.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Sunninghill I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Sunninghill for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Sunninghill which have in the region of 50 years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Sunninghill is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the marketability of the premises. The majority of purchasers and banks, leases with under eighty 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 property 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 property 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 Sunninghill 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. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. 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.

Sunninghill Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to buying

    It would be sensible to discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is very common in Sunninghill leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Sunninghill. If you like the flatin Sunninghill but your dog is not allowed to live with you then you will be faced difficult determination. Does the lease have onerous restrictions? It would be sensible to discover as much as you can about the company managing the block as they can either make living at the property much easier or problematic. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters such as the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of prospective neighbours if they are happy with their management. On a final note, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending the funds.

Can a conveyancer remove a person from the title of my property in Sunninghill ?

Subtracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a conveyancing practitioner to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a solicitor

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