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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wilmslow

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property can not be found. The solicitors who conducted the conveyancing in Wilmslow 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?

Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be documented by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to carry out a search at the Land Registry, find your house and get current copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases retain a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Wilmslow. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Wilmslow

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one round the corner in Wilmslow I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wilmslow in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Wilmslow with the purpose of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Wilmslow can be reduced where you instruct lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the buyers’ representatives.
  • Some Wilmslow leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but you should double-check by asking your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. It is therefore important at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have carried out any alterations to the residence would they have required Landlord’s approval? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Most leases in Wilmslow state that internal structural alterations or installing wooden flooring calls for a licence from the Landlord approving such alterations. Where you dont have the consents to hand do not communicate with the landlord without checking with your solicitor in the first instance.

I own a studio flat in Wilmslow, conveyancing was carried out 10 years ago. 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? Similar properties in Wilmslow with an extended lease are worth £190,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2084

With only 62 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £17,100 and £19,800 plus professional fees.

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 without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.

We had our mortgage agreed in principle yesterday with our bank. We appointed a long established conveyancer in Wilmslow last week. This morning, our mortgage adviser phoned to advise us that the mortgage company said that we cannot use our solicitor as they aren't on their panel. As novices, we did not have a clue that the lender had some control over our choice Is this legal?

You are at liberty to select any conveyencer you prefer to instruct including the said conveyancer in Wilmslow nevertheless if they are not on the your bank's approved list you will have to incur additional cost so your lender can appoint their own solicitors as well to protect their interest. It may be possible your preferred conveyancing firm to get added to the lender list of approved firms. Do make the most of online search facilities such as lenderpanel.com to find a conveyancing solcitor in Wilmslow on the lender panel. You can go into your local bank branch in Wilmslow. They will know some good conveyancing solicitors in Wilmslow on the approved list.

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