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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Winslow

Willusing a Winslow conveyancing practice make the ownership transfer smoother?

Winslow is a unique place, where regional know-how helps. The laid-back lifestyle is great – but not for your house move. The solicitors that we recommend possess specialist Winslow insight with a proactive, can doattitude that helps everything runs smoothly. It will certainly help if they benefit from well established relationships with mortgage brokers, search providers, surveyors and counterpart Winslow conveyancing practitioners

I own a freehold residence in Winslow but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Winslow and has limited impact for conveyancing in Winslow but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Winslow I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Winslow suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

What does commercial conveyancing in Winslow cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Winslow incorporates a broad array of advice, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

Should I appoint a Winslow conveyancing practitioner in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can execute the legal formalities but her office is 300miles away.

The benefit of a local Winslow conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute documents, deliver your ID and apply pressure on them where appropriate. Having local Winslow know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If other friends have used your friend and in the main were content that must outweigh using an unfamiliar Winslow conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Winslow based.

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