A relative recommended that if I am purchasing in Botany Bay I should ask my conveyancer to 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 occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Botany Bay conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about Botany Bay around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Botany Bay Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type 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 Botany Bay.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Botany Bay. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Botany Bay of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I'm purchasing a new build house in Botany Bay with the aid of help to buy. The builders refused to budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative advised me not reveal to my solicitor about the extras as it would adversely affect my loan with the lender. Do I keep my lawyer in the dark?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
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I am using a search engine for the phrase on line conveyancing in Botany Bay it shows results of numerous property lawyersin the area. How do I determine which is the suitable solicitor for my move?
The ideal method of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a trusted referral, so seek the opinion of friends and family who have acquired a property in Botany Bay or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Costs for conveyancing in Botany Bay differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four quotes from varying types of solicitors. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.
Last September I purchased a leasehold house in Botany Bay. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure 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 am the proprietor of a first floor flat in Botany Bay. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount payable for a lease extension?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Botany Bay conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Botany Bay residence is 23 Beaconsfield Road in July 2013. The Tribunals decided that the amount payable was £31,203 for the freehold. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 70.31 years.