Are the Abbey Wood conveyancing solicitors identified as being on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel, together with their details provided by Virgin Money?
Abbey Wood conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Virgin Money directly.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Abbey Wood?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Abbey Wood. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Abbey Wood. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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.
Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Abbey Wood
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. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. 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.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a property in Newport but reside in Abbey Wood. My conveyancer (approximately 200 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Abbey Wood who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Abbey Wood based
I am employed by a long established estate agency in Abbey Wood where we have witnessed a number of leasehold sales put at risk as a result of short leases. I have been given conflicting advice from local Abbey Wood conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the seller of a flat can commence the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Abbey Wood. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to decide the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Abbey Wood residence is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case related to 13 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 76 years.
A conveyancing firm acted on my conveyancing in Abbey Wood half a dozen years ago having archived my deeds but has since been shut down – how do I get hold of them?
Title deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for the majority of properties in Abbey Wood are archived electronically at Land Registry. Where you need to establish ownership or are disposing of or re-mortgaging your conveyancer can obtain up to date copies of the register from the Land Registry in any case.
If you feel there may be other documents or you have any other queries please e-mail your request with details of the transaction and documents you need to email@example.com. The CLC will let you know what information they have and any additional information they may need before they are in a position to identify and send the documents to you. Following an intervention it may take some time for the CLC to access archived files and documents, but your request will be actioned as quickly as possible.