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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Upney

As someone with no idea as to the Upney conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the ownership transfer in Upney

Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Upney and elsewhere in London is often a confrontational experience. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the ownership transfer. For example, the vendor, estate agent and sometimes the bank. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Upney an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to protect you.

We are witnessing a distinct creep in the "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process taking so long. You must always trust your lawyer above the other parties in the conveyancing process.

I have a semi-detached Georgian property in Upney. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Leeds Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Upney and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.

As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a house in Cardiff but reside in Upney. My solicitor (based 260 miles from merequires that I execute a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Upney who can witness this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Upney based

I am the proprietor of a ground-floor 1960’s flat in Upney. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for a lease extension?

in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the price.

An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Upney residence is 49 Aldborough Road South in July 2012. The Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of the new lease was £13,925 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 61.36 years.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Upney what are the most common lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Upney. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can result in certain sections are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations A provision for the recovery of money spent for the benefit of another party.

You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Lloyds TSB Bank, Virgin Money, and Nottingham Building Society all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease is defective they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.

Is it the case that all Upney legal practices on every lender conveyancing panel?

You can use our search tool or you can drop into your local bank branch in Upney. Chances are that they will know some good conveyancing solicitors in Upney

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