Last November we completed a house move in Crewe. We have noticed several issues with the house which we suspect were omitted in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that needed to have been ordered for conveyancing in Crewe?
The question is not clear as what problems have arisen and if they are specific to conveyancing in Crewe. Conveyancing searches and investigations initiated during the legal transfer of property are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a property owner answers a form referred to as a Seller’s Property Information Form. answers provided is inaccurate, then you may have a claim against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Crewe.
I purchased a freehold house in Crewe but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Crewe and has limited impact for conveyancing in Crewe 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 hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I am buying a new build flat in Crewe. 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 legal work.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Crewe
Please supply a car parking plan. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier?
We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, but the agent advised that the seller will only move forward if we appoint their recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Crewe
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are serious buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you will continue to appoint your preferred Crewe conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing targets set by corporate headquarters.
I own a leasehold flat in Crewe. Conveyancing and Coventry Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Crewe who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to instruct a Crewe conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Crewe Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
Does the lease contain onerous restrictions? The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants have control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently retained if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Best to be warned if window replacement or some other major work is coming up that will be shared between the leasehold owners and will dramatically increase the the service costs or result in a one time payment.
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mother’s Will, with a house in Crewe which will be marketed. The bungalow has never been registered at HMLR and I'm advised that many purchasers will insist that it is done before they will proceed. What's the mechanism for this?
In the circumstances that you have set out it seems prudent to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.