A relative advised me that if I am buying in Dollis Hill I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your Dollis Hill conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Dollis Hill around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Dollis Hill Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Dollis Hill Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Dollis Hill.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our property can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Dollis Hill 10 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?
You no longer need to hold title original deeds to prove you are the registered proprietor of land or premises, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Dollis Hill I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Dollis Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
Do I need to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Dollis Hill conveyancing company?
As with many professional services, often recommendations from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. But there are lots of players in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all suggest solicitors to appoint. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are at liberty to appoint your own lawyer. Don't forget that some lenders specify a panel list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.
I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for freehold conveyancing in Dollis Hill. I happened to land on a web site which appears to be the perfect answer If it is possible to get all this stuff done via email that would be preferable. Do I need to be wary? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
I am the leaseholder of a two-bedroom flat in Dollis Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
You certainly can. We are happy to put you in touch with a Dollis Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Dollis Hill premises is 12 Deacon Road in November 2012. the premium to be paid for the grant of the new lease was the sum of £31 ,635.00 (Thirty-One thousand and six hundred and thirty-five Pounds). The matter was then returned to the Willesden County Court for the completion of the grant of the new lease in substitution for the existing lease on payment into court the sum of £31,635.00 less the sum of £2,890.20 assessed costs incurred by the leaseholder. Thus the net sum of £28,744.80 was to be paid into court. This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 61.98 years.
What makes a Dollis Hill lease unacceptable for security purposes?
Leasehold conveyancing in Dollis Hill is not unique. Most leases are unique and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain clauses are wrong. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage Insurance obligations
You could encounter a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Yorkshire Building Society, Chelsea Building Society, and Aldermore all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.