Souldinstructing a Canvey Island conveyancing solicitor make the ownership transfer smoother?
On the whole conveyancing solicitors in your area will have excellent connections with your local authority, which could assist with the Canvey Island conveyancing searches that your solicitor will require on your transaction. It also helps if they have existing relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area Canvey Island, other conveyancers in the neighbourhood and Canvey Island Estate Agents.
I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Canvey Island. Does the conveyancer order an energy assessment or it is for the seller to see to?
Following the demise of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was maintained a mandatory element of moving property. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. This is not something that law firms normally arrange. Where you are using a Canvey Island conveyancing solicitor they might help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with reputable local providers
I just acquired a flat at auction in Canvey Island. Conveyancing is needed. What are my next steps?
Having exchanged you now have to instruct a conveyancing solicitor soon as you will have a pending a drop dead date to complete the transaction. Every auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal pack. This will likely include most,if not all of the paperwork that your lawyer requires. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork specific to a leasehold property. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Canvey Island. I have a mortgage offer with Kent Reliance. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.
Me and my brother purchased a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Canvey Island. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Halifax. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Halifax to clarify?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Canvey Island and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.
About to purchase a new build flat in Canvey Island. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Canvey Island
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? 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. 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. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one close by in Canvey Island I like with amenity areas and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Canvey Island suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer regarding this matter.
I am 17 days into a leasehold purchase having been directed to a firm by the selling agent to do our conveyancing in Canvey Island. I am am very frustrated with the level of service. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would need to be very bad to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage been sent? If so you must make them aware of the new solicitor and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally needs to be on the mortgage company panel to avoid added fees and complications. So that should be your starting point. The find a solicitor tool should assist you in finding a bank approved solicitor for your home move in Canvey Island