As someone not used to the Eastcote conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me concerning the ownership transfer in Eastcote
You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Eastcote and elsewhere in West London is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for confrontation between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and even potentially the bank. Selecting a law firm for your conveyancing in Eastcote an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE party in the legal process whose responsibility is to act in your best interests and to protect you.
There is a distinct emergence of a "blame" culture- someone has to be blamed for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer ahead of all other parties in the conveyancing process.
Do I need to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Eastcote so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.
Most conveyancing panel lawyers for lenders conduct the vast majority of work through Royal Mail, internet or over the phone. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move regardless of where you live in the country. However you can check if you can still book an appointment to visit conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Eastcote. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Eastcote
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? 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. Please supply a car parking plan. 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.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Eastcote in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on this type of property.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Eastcote. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold flat in Eastcote. Conveyancing and Nottingham Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Eastcote who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?
First contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Eastcote conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Following years of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Eastcote. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
in cases where there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to make a decision on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Eastcote premises is Flat 72 Queens Walk in January 2013. The Tribunals calculated the premium payable to be £22,090. This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 53.26 years.
I've found a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Eastcote. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Eastcote are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Eastcote so you should seriously consider looking for a Eastcote conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor should appraise you on the various issues.