My son is purchasing a house that has just been built in Cudham with a home loan from Nottingham. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in completing the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties involved in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the valuer when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Nottingham conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I am buying a new build apartment in Cudham. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cudham
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Cudham ahead of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can look into this further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Cudham. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Cudham especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Cudham.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my aunt I am selling a house in Swansea but I am based in Cudham. My conveyancer (approximately 250 miles from meneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Cudham who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Cudham
Last April I purchased a leasehold flat in Cudham. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element 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).
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 Cudham conveyancing firm to assist?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Cudham conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Cudham premises is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 50.57 years.
What type of premises does your Cudham conveyancing estimates relate to?
Our conveyancing quotes are only relevant to standard residential property in England & Wales. If you have any different needs such as industrial or agricultural land or commercial conveyancing in Cudham you should contact us to address your requirements .