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Ready to buy a new home in Weymouth? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Weymouth transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Weymouth

I am buying a brand new flat in Weymouth and my lawyer is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. I am under pressure to exchange contracts and I don't want to delay the conveyancing. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your property lawyer. A precondition to being on a bank panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

We're in Weymouth, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Leeds Building Society , and our lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Weymouth?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Weymouth. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Weymouth and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business lessees, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complex. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Weymouth is one of our hundreds of locations in which the firms we work with are located

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Weymouth. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

The majority of houses in Weymouth are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Weymouth so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Weymouth conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should advise you fully on all the issues.

I purchased a basement flat in Weymouth, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent flats in Weymouth with over 90 years remaining are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2075

With only 51 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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