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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

We are soon to complete on the purchase of a house in Bishops Cleeve but as a result of wreckage from the recent storms I have was able negotiate reparation from the vendor of £2k by way of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process but Lloyds are not allowing this. Why were they involved?

Any property lawyer that is on a Lloyds approved list is required to disclose to Lloyds of any variations to the sale price. If you were to refuse your property lawyer to report the reduction to Lloyds then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Lloyds and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve.

Should lawyers ask for money up-front for conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve?

If you are buying a property in Bishops Cleeve your solicitor will request that you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is as part of the sale price then this will be asked for shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is needed should be transferred a couple of days prior to the completion date.

My wife and I are purchasing a property in Bishops Cleeve. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we will need to put money into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our money?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Given that you are now legally committed yourself to purchase you must instruct a conveyancing lawyer as a matter of priority as you will have a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the property. All auction property will have an associated legal set of papers. This will likely include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold premises the conveyancing papers may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation relating to leasehold premises. You must hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that you have funds in order to complete the transaction on the set completion date.

Barclays have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a house in Bishops Cleeve has been agreed to, what are the next steps?

The property agent will need to be informed of your lawyer's details (be sure the conveyancing practitioners are on the bank’s panel). Contact Barclays or your financial adviser and finalise any appropriate paperwork. Barclays will instruct a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or owners to book a time for the valuation to take place. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a week to receive the mortgage offer. Barclays will send the offer to you and your property lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve.

About to purchase a new build flat in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

What does commercial conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve cover?

Bishops Cleeve conveyancing for business premises covers a broad range of guidance, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Bishops Cleeve which have about 50 years left on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Bishops Cleeve is a wasting asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the value of the premises. For most buyers and banks, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. 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 Bishops Cleeve conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. A more straightforward and quicker method of extending would be to contact your landlord directly and sound him out on the prospect of extending the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. 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.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve - Sample of Queries before buying

    It would be sensible to enquire if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Bishops Cleeve. If you love the flatin Bishops Cleeve but your dog is not allowed to live with you then you will be faced difficult decision. What is the maintenance charge and ground rent on the apartment? The prefered form of lease structure is if the freehold reversion is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and even though a managing agent is frequently retained where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Cleeve

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Peter Badham & Co, Elton Lawn, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SW
  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Bpe Solicitors Llp, St. James' House, St. James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA
  • Wiggin Llp, Jessop House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3WG

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Bishops Cleeve regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve practicing in commercial conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve. This may include advice on granting a lease to a commercial tenant
  • Peter Badham & Co, Elton Lawn, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9SW
  • Midwinters, 1-3 Crescent Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PJ
  • Bpe Solicitors Llp, St. James' House, St. James' Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Bpe Services Limited, St. James House, St. James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR
  • Hughes Paddison Limited, 10 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA

Planning law solicitors in Bishops Cleeve regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Bishops Cleeve specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including tree preservation orders
  • Wiggin Llp, Jessop House, Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3WG
  • Christopher Davidson Solicitors Llp, 2 & 3 Oriel Terrace, Oriel Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1XP
  • Croft Solicitors Limited, 19 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QZ
  • Df Legal Llp, 62/63 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ

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