I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Chigwell. My lender is Platform
Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/11/2020, the requirements read as follows :
What can a local search inform me concerning the property we're purchasing in Chigwell?
Chigwell conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example PSG The local search plays an important part in many a Chigwell conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject sections.
Me and my brother own a renovated Edwardian property in Chigwell. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Birmingham Midshires. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Chigwell and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.
How does conveyancing in Chigwell differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Chigwell approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Chigwell typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Chigwell or who has acted in the same development.
I am selling my property. My previous solicitors closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Chigwell if that makes a difference.
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Expecting to complete next month on a ground floor flat in Chigwell. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they will have a report out to me next week. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?
Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Chigwell should include some of the following:
Specifying your rights in relation to the communal areas in the block.E.G., does the lease permit a right of way over an accessway or hallways? Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? You must be told what counts as a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned Whether the lease restricts you from subletting the flat, or working from home
I have given up trying to purchase the freehold in Chigwell. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?
Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the premium.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Chigwell premises is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 69.26 years.