The Cheshunt conveyancing firm handling our Cheshunt conveyancing has discovered a discrepancy when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation report and what is in the title deeds. My solicitor informs me that he is duty bound to check that the lender is OK with this discrepancy and is content to go ahead. Is my conveyancer’s approach appropriate?
Your solicitor must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook specifications which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.
We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Is the implication that I have to use their panel lawyer as I would much rather use a Cheshunt based conveyancing firm?
Do check but the the probability is that give you one of their panel solicitors if you want the "fee-free" offer. Contact the lender to see if they allow a monetary alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Cheshunt.
I am being told by my conveyancer that lack of building regulations insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Cheshunt conveyancing?
The right level of lack of building regulations indemnity insurance should be dictated by who who your lender is. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Virgin Money. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.
Two weeks ago we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Barclays. Cheshunt conveyancing lawyers have been instructed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Barclays?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Barclays completed the valuation? Have you advised Barclays as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Barclays conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.
I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Cheshunt accepted, but there is a chain. The owners have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other apartments in the pipeline. I have chosen a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Cheshunt. What should be my next step? When do I get the mortgage application with Virgin Money going?
It is normal to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is approx £1k, then survey, Cheshunt conveyancing search costs, etc). The first thing to do is check that your conveyancer is on the Virgin Money approved list. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the specifics of your transaction, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market the majority of buyers will apply for a home loan with Virgin Money and arrange for the valuation and only if it comes back ok would they pay their conveyancing practitioner to move forward with the conveyancing in Cheshunt.
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I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a two apartments in Cheshunt both have in the region of fifty years remaining on the lease term. Will this present a problem?
There are plenty of short leases in Cheshunt. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease. This is why it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease because mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.
I acquired a garden flat in Cheshunt, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Cheshunt with a long lease are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ceases on 21st October 2072
With 51 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.
There are plenty of properties in Cheshunt on private lanes. I am acquiring one such property. What are the pros and cons of buying a property on a private road?
Cheshunt conveyancing lawyers are used to conveyancing propertieson private. Your conveyancer should investigate Land Registry data to identify any rights or responsibilities. In many cases there is a residents association that owners make annual contributions to maintain the road. If one exists, the road should be maintained and look better than council owned.