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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley

After what seems like an age a loan agreement from HSBC for the remortgage of my 4 room apartment is coming any day now. Are you able to put forward a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Thorpe Hesley?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking the lowest fares for conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley. We can offer you excellent value conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Avoid the trap of appointing brokers teasing you with £99 conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley. In your best case scenario, in being led by cheap conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you being stung for extras and still not end up with the service you were looking for.

I have recentlybecome aware that Stirling Law have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to see 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 Thorpe Hesley conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Thorpe Hesley contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Thorpe Hesley tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Thorpe Hesley or who has acted in the same development.

I have been recommended by two or three local estate agents in Thorpe Hesley to choose a conveyancer using your seach tool. What’s the financial upside for Estate Agents to promote your services ahead of a competitor’s?

We don’t give any referral fee for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I getting any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two apartments in Thorpe Hesley which have approximately forty five years left on the leases. should I be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold apartment in Thorpe Hesley is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the value of the property. The majority of buyers and mortgage companies, leases with less than 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 premises 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 Thorpe Hesley conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. 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.

Thorpe Hesley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    You should want to find out as much as you can regarding the managing agents as they will either make your life much simpler or uncomfortable. Being a leasehold owner you will be in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters like the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people if they are happy with their service. Finally, be sure you understand the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the relevant party and precisely what it includes. Does the lease have more than 82 years remaining? Who are the managing agents?

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