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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wide Open

We are purchasing our first property. The solicitor has contact usto enquire if we wish to purchase supplemental conveyancing searches. Frankly we are clueless as to what's needed for conveyancing in Wide Open

The quantity and type of Wide Open conveyancing searches depends entirely on the property, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your familiarity of the region and risks, your general approach to risk. What matters is that you adequately comprehend what information each search could give you. You may then decide if you consider that you need that search. Should you be unsure, ask your lawyer to guide you.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Wide Open. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wide Open

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Wide Open I like with a park and station nearby, however it only has 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Wide Open in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?

If you need a home loan that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Wide Open which have in the region of fifty years remaining on the leases. should I be concerned?

A lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease decreases and results in it becoming more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this area.

Wide Open Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying

    Make sure you find out if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is reasonably common in Wide Open leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Wide Open. If you like the apartmentin Wide Open but your cat can’t make the move with you then you have a very hard decision. How long is the Lease? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments?

We are thinking of choosing a web based solicitor ahead of a Wide Open conveyancing practice. Am I making a mistake?

Numerous benefits exist in being able to pop in to a local Wide Open conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing papers and and when necessary
  • sometimes being able to see someone face-to-face can make a significant difference, particularly for non-standard transactions
  • the ability to complain if matters need to addressed

When comparing fees, look carefully for hidden extras. The majority decent Wide Open high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Many online agents seem to offer discounted fees, yet have hidden 'extras' in the small print.

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