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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thornton

Should conveyancers ask for money on account for my conveyancing in Thornton?

If you are buying a property in Thornton your lawyer will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the purchase price then this will be needed shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due will be payable a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.

I have 7378 less than 75 years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Thornton. Conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 10/2/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term. Report to the issuing office if the lease term is shorter than that stated within the Offer and has less than 100 years remaining.(There is no requirement to report if the lease term is lower than that stated on the Offer but still has 100 years or more to run, or if the lease term is longer than that stated on the Offer).

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)
The following are not acceptable:
- The unexpired lease term on a new build flat is less than 125 years
- The unexpired lease term on a new build house is less than 250 years
- Starting ground rent is more than 0.1% of the property value
The lease must be amended to comply with the above. If not the case cannot proceed. Please advise us where the case cannot proceed.
Ground rents and event fees:
Ground rent and other event fees must be reasonable at all times during the lease term. For example, it is acceptable for ground rent escalation to be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index and where this is the case we do not need to be advised. However, unreasonable multipliers of ground rent will not be permitted, for example, doubling every 5, 10 or 15 years. These must be referred to us and we will advise if our mortgage offer remains valid. If you are unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable, please refer the details to us.

My relative recommended that if I am buying in Thornton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Thornton conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Thornton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Thornton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Thornton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Thornton.

I have todayfound out that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Thornton for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Thornton conveyancing specialists.

What advice do you have for searching for leasehold conveyancing in Thornton?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family they would would instruct. Option 2 is to search the internet for conveyancing in Thornton. Telephone a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to send you their conveyancing estimate and discuss your needs with the solicitor who will conduct your conveyancing before you make your choice. Third is to use our search tool to help you find the right solicitors for you based on your unique requirements including location,speed, complexity and who your intended mortgage company is.Do not be fooled by £99 conveyancing solicitors in Thornton

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