I am purchasing a property without a mortgage in Brent Cross. I have lived for the previous 20 years in Brent Cross. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the road and vicinity intimately should I not bother getting the solicitor to do all the conveyancing searches?
Provided that you do not need a home loan, then the vast majority of the Brent Cross conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will try and sway you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but he is duty bound to take that path of advice. One thing to take into account; if you are going to sell the house one day, it will likely be be of relevance to your prospective purchaser what the searches determine. Sometimes houses with day to day issues can still throw up negative search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross will be able to give you some sensible guidance concerning this.
I purchased a freehold residence in Brent Cross but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Brent Cross and has limited impact for conveyancing in Brent Cross but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Brent Cross. 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.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Brent Cross
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Brent Cross ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Brent Cross. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Brent Cross especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Brent Cross.
Is it possible to switch conveyancer as I have to select one who is on the Barclays Direct conveyancing list. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross round the corner but he is not accepted by Barclays Direct
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Brent Cross on the Barclays Direct panel. Please note that the conveyancers that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Brent Cross. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare charges for conveyancing solicitors in Brent Cross and beyond.
There are only Seventy years left on my lease in Brent Cross. I need to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What should I do?
On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the lessor. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Brent Cross.
Following years of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Brent Cross. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
if there is a missing freeholder or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to judgment on the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Brent Cross flat is First Floor Flat 61 Wilberforce Road in March 2014. The premium payable was £10,130 and the case was remitted back to the Willesden County Court to effect the Vesting Order (Claim No 3W103100). This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 71 years.