I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Becontree. My lender is Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 15/1/2020, the requirements read as follows :
I own a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Becontree. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and HSBC Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Becontree and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.
Is it possible to transfer to a new conveyancer as I need to appoint one who is on the Barclays conveyancing list. I was using a local conveyancing solicitor in Becontree five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Barclays
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Becontree on the Barclays panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Becontree. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Becontree.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Becontree. I've stumble across a site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff done via web that would be ideal. Do I need to be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I am looking at a couple of flats in Becontree which have about fifty years left on the lease term. should I be concerned?
There are no two ways about it. A leasehold apartment in Becontree is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it adversely affects the salability of the premises. The majority of buyers and mortgage companies, leases with less than 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Becontree conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can a leaseholder apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Becontree conveyancing firm to represent me?
Most definitely. We can put you in touch with a Becontree conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Becontree premises is 49 Aldborough Road South in July 2012. The Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of the new lease was £13,925 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 61.36 years.
A licensed conveyancer dealt with my conveyancing in Becontree half a dozen years ago and was holding my registration certificates but has now closed – What can I do to retreive these?
Title deeds, as such, are no longer appropriate for the majority of homes in Becontree are registered digitally at Land Registry. Should you need to show ownership or are disposing of or refinancing your lawyer will need to 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.