Can the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend handle auction conveyancing in Barnes?
There are a number of niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Barnes is just one of hundreds of areas of in which our lawyers have offices.
It is is a decade since I acquired my property in Barnes. Conveyancing solicitors have just been retained on the sale but I am unable to track down my title documents. Is this a problem?
Don’t worry too much. First there is a chance that the deeds will be kept by the lender or they could stored with the conveyancers who acted in your purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Barnes involves registered property but in the rare situation where your property is not registered it is more problematic but is resolvable.
We're in Barnes, First time buyers buying with a mortgage (lender is Virgin Money , and our solicitor is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Will commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may affect a commercial property in Barnes?
Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Barnes will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers expend in sourcing accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Barnes. The search result provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Barnes.
For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Barnes it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can result in delays to Barnes commercial conveyancing transactions as well as pose a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Barnes.
I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Barnes I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it only has 49 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Barnes for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?
Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated 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 request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.
Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £175,000 garden flat in Barnes next Monday. The landlords agents has quoted £312 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Barnes?
Barnes conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes usually involves the buyer’s conveyancer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be willing to do so. They are entitled to levy a reasonable charge for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The administration charge demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.
I am the registered owner of a ground flat in Barnes. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for the purchase of the freehold?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Barnes conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Barnes property is 25 Petley Road in February 2010. The Tribunal determined that the price payable for the freehold of the subject premises should be £18,760. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 156.6 years and 66.6 years.