I am looking to buy a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Cudham who is on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry Building Society in certain locations such as Cudham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
How does conveyancing in Cudham differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Cudham approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because developers in Cudham tend to acquire the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Cudham or who has acted in the same development.
I have been recommended by a few property agents in Cudham to choose a solicitor on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to market your services rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t make any commission for pointing buyers and sellers our way. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a property in Monmouth but reside in Cudham. My lawyer (based 260 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Cudham to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Cudham based
I only have Fifty years unexpired on my flat in Cudham. I am keen to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What should I do?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to find the freeholder. On the whole an enquiry agent should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Cudham.
I inherited a a ground floor purpose built flat in Cudham. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?
Where there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the amount due.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Cudham residence 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 was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 50.57 years.
What is the reason for my conveyancer requiring numerous items of ID ahead of starting selling or purchasing a property in Cudham?
Cudham conveyancers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, the Land Registry and current Money Laundering Regulations to record that the have checked the identity of their clients. It will also be a requirement of your mortgage offer. Furthermore they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to stamp duty land tax and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and date of birth.