I am selling our home in Bishopston and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a national conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Bishopston. We have lived in Bishopston for 5 years we know of no issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You should check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)
The deeds to our property can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Bishopston 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?
You no longer need to have the physical official documentation to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or property, as the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Bishopston. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Bishopston
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Bishopston prior to appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may not give a loan on such a house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bishopston. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Bishopston especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Bishopston.
Taking into account that I am about to spend £400,000 on a property in Bishopston I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer concerning thehouse move in advance of instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?
We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Bishopston.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important individual, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for your conveyancing in Bishopston should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns buying a leasehold house in Bishopston. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Bishopston are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Bishopston so you should seriously consider looking for a Bishopston conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.
Bishopston Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should ask Prior to buying
What is the name of the managing agents? The majority of Bishopston leasehold properties will have a service bill for maintenance of the building levied on behalf of the landlord. Should you purchase the flat you will have to pay this liability, normally periodically throughout the year. This may differ from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a large figure, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds.