Do the conveyancing practitioners that are recommend handle auction conveyancing in East Croydon?
We know of a few niche lawyers we can put you in touch with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. East Croydon is just one of our areas of where our lawyers have a presence.
Do I need to pay for insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when purchasing a house in East Croydon?
Unless a previous purchase of the property completed after 12 October 2013 you can assume that solicitors delivering conveyancing in East Croydon to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I have a renovated Edwardian house in East Croydon. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Clydesdale. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. Is it worth asking Clydesdale to clarify?
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in East Croydon and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
I am looking for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in East Croydon I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. There is not much else in East Croydon suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a short lease?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
What tools are available to search for a East Croydon law firm on the Birmingham Midshires conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am prepared to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the solicitor.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of East Croydon conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some East Croydon conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to check if they are on the Birmingham Midshires member panel
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my basement flat in East Croydon. Conveyancing has not commenced, but I have recently received a quarterly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
It best that you pay the service charge as usual given that all rents and service charges will be allotted on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Having spent months of negotiations we are unable to agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in East Croydon. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
Where there is a missing landlord or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to calculate the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a East Croydon property is 29 Woodstock Road in April 2014. the Tribunal determined that the premiums to be paid into court in respect of the purchase of the freehold registered at HMLR under Title N0.SY3997 should be £7,217. This case related to 4 flats. The unexpired lease term was 98 years.