I require conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (seven years built) in Braintree. 95% of the flats are already sold. Is it really necessary to order neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Braintree?
Where you are obtaining a loan, your bank will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Braintree conveyancing searches are optional. Your lawyer, will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you insist that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you may need to find a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Braintree.
Will my conveyancer be raising enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Braintree.
Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Braintree. Plenty of people will purchase a property in Braintree, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.
Solicitors are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Braintree. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the owner to discover if the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a buyer could bring a legal claim for losses as a result of such an inaccurate reply. The buyer’s solicitors should also conduct an enviro report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations will need to be carried out.
About to purchase a new build flat 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 legal work.
Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Braintree
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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Braintree prior to instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks will not grant a loan on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Braintree. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Braintree especially if they are familiar with such properties in Braintree.
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As co-executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a house in Monmouth but I am based in Braintree. My conveyancer (who is 200 miles from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Braintree to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Braintree