I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (seven years old) in Eastcote. 95% of the properties have already been occupied. Is it really necessary to order conveyancing searches as part of conveyancing in Eastcote?
You are opening yourself up to an unnecessary risk in refusing to carrying out Eastcote conveyancing searches. Without searches you have no clarity over flooding, environmental etc which may mean you walk away due to potential problems down the line. If you are buying mortgage free there is no legal requirement to have them, but we would absolutely advise in no uncertain terms that your solicitor conducts them. Where accelerating the process and price are primary concerns you should discuss with your conveyancer about the viability of search insurance
How does conveyancing in Eastcote differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Eastcote contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because builders in Eastcote typically acquire the site, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Eastcote or who has acted in the same development.
I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Eastcote in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend not issue a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Eastcote. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Eastcote especially if they are familiar with such properties in Eastcote.
I am looking to sell my house. My previous lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Eastcote if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Eastcote. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
My brother has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Eastcote. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Eastcote conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or relatives who have experience in using the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.
I am intending to sublet my leasehold apartment in Eastcote. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?
A small minority of properties in Eastcote do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting consent.
I am the registered owner of a first floor flat in Eastcote. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the premium payable for a lease extension?
Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to assess the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Eastcote residence 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 unexpired residue of the current lease was 53.26 years.