We are due to complete on the purchase of a house in Crofton Park but as a result of damage from some water damage at the property I have managed to agree reparation from the current proprietors of £3k taking the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be addressed as part of the conveyancing process yet Nationwide are not allowing this. Should they have been involved?
Any conveyancing practitioner being on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is required to inform Nationwide of any amendments to the sale price. If you were to refuse your lawyer to disclose the price change to Nationwide then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nationwide and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Crofton Park.
It is 10 years ago since I bought my property in Crofton Park. Conveyancing lawyers have just been appointed on the sale but I can't find my title deeds. Is this a major issue?
Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be with the lender or they could stored with the conveyancers who oversaw your purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing lawyers acquiring current official copies of the land registers. Most conveyancing in Crofton Park relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
I require fast conveyancing in Crofton Park as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts inside 3 weeks. A mortgage is not required. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?
As you are are a cash purchaser you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no law firm would advise that you don't. Drawing on our experience of conveyancing in Crofton Park the following are examples of what can arise and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Crofton Park is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Crofton Park are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Crofton Park you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Crofton Park may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
My brother has suggested that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Crofton Park. Do I take his advice?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Crofton Park conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have actually used the firm you're contemplating using.
My husband and I may need to sub-let our Crofton Park 1st floor flat temporarily due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Crofton Park conveyancing practice in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to seek any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
Your lease governs the relationship between the freeholder and you the flat owner; in particular, it will say if subletting is not allowed, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is permitted. Most leases in Crofton Park do not contain subletting altogether – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the flat. Instead, there is usually simply a requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the sublease.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Crofton Park conveyancing firm to represent me?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the LVT to decide the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Crofton Park residence is Flat b 14 Kemble Road in May 2014. The Tribunal assessed the value of the premium payable for the lease extension to be £9,761 This case related to 1 flat.