Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Braintree even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance where I wish to buy an office in Braintree with a loan from Barnsley Building Society?
Our comparison service is predominantly used to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Braintree but we have listed towards the bottom of this page a few Braintree commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to see if they can also act for Barnsley Building Society
Should our solicitor be asking questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Braintree.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers dealing with homes in Braintree. There are those who acquire a property in Braintree, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be undertaken by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Braintree. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual question of the owner to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser could bring a compensation claim resulting from an misleading reply. A purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Braintree. Conveyancing is daunting 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 conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Braintree
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in Braintree it brings up many conveyancersin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the right conveyancer for my move?
The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so seek the guidance of friends and family who have bought a property in Braintree or the reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Braintree vary, so it's sensible to secure a minimum of four fee calculations from varying types of companies. Be sure to obtain confirmation that the fees are fixed.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great price 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 house with a leasehold title in Braintree. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been appointed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Braintree are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Braintree in which case you should be shopping around for a Braintree conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your solicitor should advise you fully on all the issues.
Braintree Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying
Is there a share of the freehold? What prohibitions are there in the Braintree Lease? Many Braintree leasehold properties will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced by the landlord. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this charge, usually in instalments during the year. This can be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, normally this is not a exorbitant figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to check it because occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive.
Me and my wife are FTB’s just having agreed a price on a property in Braintree, and are now looking to get solicitors lined up. We have made use of the different rating tools and the results are from all over the the UK. Is it necessary to have a Braintree solicitor local to the prospective house? I am fine to do everything over email, but I assume at some point we will need to physically go into the solicitor's office to sign documents?
On the whole there is no need to physically visit the office of your conveyancer, they can post any relevant contracts to you, which you can sign and return. Many buyers and sellers nevertheless opt to use a locally based solicitor, but it's by no means a prerequisite for conveyancing in Braintree.