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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whittlesey

Are you able to suggest a Skipton Building Society allowed Whittlesey conveyancing firm finish our home move within under 3 weeks? Am I best advised to unstruct a local Whittlesey practice or a national firm?

We can recommend some very good Whittlesey conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Whittlesey. Visit some well established law practices and request to speak with a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your expectations together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on speed. Appoint the lawyer that appears most efficient.

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Whittlesey costs more?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Whittlesey and elsewhere usually requires additional due diligence compared to freehold transactions. This includes checking the lease terms, communicating with the landlord concerning the service of applicable notices, procuring up-to-date service charge and management information, securing the freeholder’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different leaseholders have owned the lease since it was first granted.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Whittlesey I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Whittlesey suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Whittlesey and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the a statutory right to apply to court for a new lease and remain in occupation 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 involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Whittlesey is one of our hundreds of areas of the UK in which our lawyers have offices

Am I best advised to instruct a Whittlesey conveyancing lawyer based in the location that I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can deal with the legal formalities but her office is 200miles away.

The benefit of a high street Whittlesey conveyancing firm is that you can pop in to execute documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Whittlesey know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and they were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Whittlesey conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Whittlesey based.

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