Recently contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst who acted for me 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of home move (a leasehold residence and a freehold property) of similar values with a mortgage from Nottingham Building Society. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative firm of conveyancing solicitor?
The quote is slightly on the expensive side. If you shop around you might reduce the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. On the other hand, if you were satisfied with the service the firm gave you couldcome to regret choosing an an unknown solicitor. Remember to check that the solicitor can also act for Nottingham Building Society. Do make use of our search tool to select a Barnehurst conveyancing firm on the Nottingham Building Society approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Barnehurst.
I am assisting my aunt sell her flat in Barnehurst. Will the solicitor arrange an energy assessment or it is for the seller to see to?
Following the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was kept a required component of selling a property. An energy performance certificate needs to be to hand before the property is marketed. This is not something that solicitors normally organise. Where you are using a Barnehurst conveyancing solicitor they may be willing to arrange energy performance certificates due to their relationships with long established Barnehurst assessors
I'm in the process of viewing apartments in Barnehurst and I am about to put in an offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a home loan with Nationwide.
You should start obtaining conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and pass their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are taking out a mortgage with Nationwide, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
My offer on a property in Barnehurst has been accepted, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a property, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have chosen a high street conveyancing solicitor in Barnehurst. What should be my next step? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money?
It is normal to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is approx one thousand pounds, then valuation, Barnehurst conveyancing search charges, etc). First, you should check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Virgin Money approved list. As to the subsequent steps this very much dictated by the circumstances of your transaction, desire for the property and on the state of the market. In a hot market some home buyers would apply for the mortgage with Virgin Money and pay for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they ask their conveyancing practitioner to press on with the conveyancing in Barnehurst.
I need some expedited conveyancing in Barnehurst as I am under a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside 3 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
If.Given you are not taking a home loan you are at liberty not to do searches although no law firm would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Barnehurst the following are instances of what can arise and adversely impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Barnehurst?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Barnehurst. 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…’
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Barnehurst I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it's only got 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Barnehurst suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor 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. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.
I’m about to sell my garden apartment in Barnehurst. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have recently had a yearly service charge demand – what should I do?
The sensible thing to do is pay the service charge as normal because all ground rent and maintenance payments should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Barnehurst. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Barnehurst conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Barnehurst flat 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 was in relation to 13 flats. The unexpired lease term was 76 years.