Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to have a meeting at the offices of the solicitor to sign the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Berrylands so that I can attend their offices if required.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for lenders undertake their work via the post, e-mail or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the conveyancing transaction no matter where you live in the country. That being said you can check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if you prefer.
My relative advised me that where I am purchasing in Berrylands I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Berrylands conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Berrylands around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Berrylands Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Berrylands.
2 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Berrylands completed. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Berrylands in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to grant a loan on this type of premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. If you contact us we can investigate further via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Berrylands. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Berrylands especially if they are familiar with such properties in Berrylands.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Berrylands and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords a safeguard to business lessees, granting the a statutory right to make a request to court for a new tenancy and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act for protection and handle your commercial conveyancing in Berrylands
I inherited a a ground floor purpose built flat in Berrylands. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum payable for a lease extension?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Berrylands conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Berrylands residence is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case affected 1 flat.
What are the frequently found problems that you see in leases for Berrylands properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Berrylands. Most leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
Insurance obligations Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts.
A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Yorkshire Building Society, Coventry Building Society, and Alliance & Leicester all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.