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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wadhurst

The owners have very pushy vendors who has insisted on a lock out agreement with a deposit of 5k. Are such contracts generally advanced for Wadhurst conveyancing transactions?

There are two primary drawbacks with executing a lock out agreement (occasionally referred to as a shut-out contract) is that it takes away the focus from making progress with the conveyancing transaction itself, so in the absence of it needing little or no negotiation then it could transpire to be unhelpful. It is not strongly advocated by Wadhurst conveyancing lawyers as a result. The other main concern is the extent of the remedies available - an aggrieved buyer should not expect to secure an injunctive ruling by a court to prohibit the seller selling to a third party, so the only remedy available under the contract will be the recovery of wasted charges and, in limited circumstances, the extra payment of penalties.

I am aiming to move property in December. Does my conveyancing solicitor communicate with the removal company on the completion day. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Wadhurst. Conveyancing solicitor was chosen prior to coming across your site.

On the day of completion you can collect the house keys from the estate agent however this should only take place once the sellers lawyers advise the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be given over. You can inform the removal men that they can start moving you in. We are not in a position to suggest a particular removal company but can assist you in locating a residential property solicitor in Wadhurst or a lawyer with expertise in conveyancing in Wadhurst.

I was told three weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by UBS. Is it usual for UBS to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Wadhurst is approved on their conveyancing panel? UBS have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for UBS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the UBS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Having read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Wadhurst solicitor - who is on the Skipton conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Skipton will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Skipton will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Wadhurst surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

I have recentlyfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Wadhurst for a purchase of a leasehold flat 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is in my name in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make 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 Wadhurst conveyancing specialists.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Wadhurst I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wadhurst suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage that many years will be problematic. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Wadhurst. Before I get started I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.

If the lease is registered - and most are in Wadhurst - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I inherited a 1 bedroom flat in Wadhurst, conveyancing was carried out in 2004. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Wadhurst with over 90 years remaining are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2097

With just 75 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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