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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Weymouth

We are buying a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Weymouth who is on the Kent Reliance approved panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Weymouth.

I have 71 years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Weymouth. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform 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. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 12/2/2019 the requirements read as follows :

70 years unexpired at application, 30 years at the end of the mortgage term, except where the mortgage application is pursuant to Platform's participation in the Government's Help to Buy Shared Equity scheme, in which case (a) the unexpired lease term must not be less than 250 years for new-build houses and not less than 125 years for new-build flats and (b) ground rent must be reasonable at all times and any escalation must be linked to RPI (Retail Price Index) or a similar index.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Weymouth. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Weymouth

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Expecting to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Weymouth. Conveyancing lawyers have said that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Weymouth should include some of the following:

    The total ownership of the premises. This might be the apartment itself but could also include a loft or basement if applicable. What the implications are if you are in breach of your lease terms? Whether the lease restricts you from letting out the flat, or having a home office for business You should know whether the lease allows you to add or upgrade anything in the premises- you should be made aware as to whether it relates to all alterations or just structural alteration, and whether permission is mandated necessary Information concerning the obligations as set out in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in relation to the building, and the wider rights a lessee has
For details of the information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Weymouth please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Weymouth.

Weymouth Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    You should be aware that where the lease has fewer than 80 years it will affect the value of the property. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. A short lease means that you will probably need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will be required to have owned the property for two years in order to be eligible to extend the lease. Does this lease have more than 82 years remaining? It would be sensible to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance it is fairly common in Weymouth leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Weymouth. If you love the apartmentin Weymouth however your dog can’t move with you then you will be faced hard decision.

I need to find a mortgage company panel solicitor in Weymouth. Can you assist?

Unfortunately it’s not apparent why you need a Weymouth panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the mortgage company to find out which solicitors in Weymouth are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Weymouth not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site

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