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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornhill

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Thornhill is more expensive?

In short, leasehold conveyancing in Thornhill and elsewhere usually requires extra work compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes lease investigation, liaising with the landlord concerning the service of appropriate notices, securing up-to-date service charge and management information, securing the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different owners have owned the lease since it was first granted.

My uncle advised me that in purchasing a property in Thornhill there may be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to the property. Is this right?

There are anumerous of properties in Thornhill which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to execute external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Thornhill should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am buying a property in Thornhill. A rare aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Aldermore be concerned?

As your lender is Aldermore your lawyer must check the formal instructions contained in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook contains minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and property lawyers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease fails to satisfy these provisions. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not restricted to Thornhill.

UBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a property in Thornhill has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The estate agent will wish to be advised as to your lawyer's details (be sure the property lawyers are on the lender’s approved list). Contact UBS or your financial adviser and finalise any outstanding documentation. UBS will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the selling agent or owners to book a slot for the valuation to happen. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. UBS will issue the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Thornhill.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that could impact a commercial property in Thornhill?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Thornhill will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Thornhill. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Thornhill.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Thornhill it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could cause delays to Thornhill commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Thornhill.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Thornhill and how can your lawyers assist?

The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to commercial tenants, granting the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Thornhill is one of the many locations in which our lawyers are located

Why is it not possible to complete my conveyancing in Thornhill on May bank holiday?

This is due to the fact that on completion the money will pass between the banks of the buyer and owner’s solicitor and at present this can only happen on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.

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