As someone unfamiliar with conveyancing in Clifton what’s the number one tip you can impart for the ownership transfer in Clifton
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Clifton or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, estate agent and sometimes the lender. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Clifton an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to keep you safe.
Sometimes a potential adversary will try and persuade you that you should follow their advice. As an example, the property agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your lawyer is dragging his heels. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.
I am purchasing a property and the conveyancer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair to which the property may be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly appropriate for conveyancing in Clifton
Unless a previous acquisition of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you could expect lawyers handling conveyancing in Clifton to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Clifton I like with a park and station nearby, however it's only got 51 years on the lease. There is not much else in Clifton suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign 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 about this matter.
My company is hoping to take over a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Clifton for less than 2k?
We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Clifton, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to purchase or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we can find you the right lawyer. Regarding the costs this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your contact information or call so as to enable us to provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.
I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Clifton. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
Clifton Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? For most Clifton leaseholds the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Clifton require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance.
Living abroad it is not practicable to attend my Clifton conveyancing lawyers office to execute documents connected to my conveyancing in Clifton – will this be an issue?
Not a problem. Clifton conveyancing solicitors can conduct conveyancing transactions for clients throughout the rest of the country. It is not necessary for you to be able to meet your lawyer in the flesh at a Clifton conveyancers office. They can handle everything via phone, post and email - whatever works for you.