I am purchasing a property for cash in Beaminster. I have been residing for the last Seventeen years in Beaminster. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?
In the absence of a mortgage, then almost all of the Beaminster conveyancing searches are at your discretion. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but she has a professional duty to do this. Do take into account; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it will be of interest to your prospective purchaser what the searches disclose. There are plenty of instances where premises with apparent issues can still show up adverse search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Beaminster will be able to give you some practical advice in this regard.
We wanted to use a property lawyer in Beaminster for our home move. Our broker informed us that our bank Nationwide Building Society won't deal with them. Why is this not regarded as unduly restrictive?
A bank may insist on a panel solicitor act for it. Borrowers are expected to bear the charges for this. Please make use of our directory service to get a quote from a solicitor to carry conveyancing in Beaminster on the Nationwide Building Society approved list of solicitors.
Should my conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Beaminster.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Beaminster. Some people will purchase a property in Beaminster, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. Steps can be carried out during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that may be initiated by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Beaminster. The standard completed inquiry forms given to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the vendor to determine whether the premises has ever been flooded. If flooding has previously occurred and is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may bring a legal claim for losses resulting from an inaccurate reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an enviro report. This will indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be initiated.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and identified one close by in Beaminster I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Beaminster for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
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I've recently bought a leasehold house in Beaminster. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I bought a studio flat in Beaminster, conveyancing was carried out March 1997. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Beaminster with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2084
With only 62 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £17,100 and £19,800 as well as legals.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.