I am helping my mother sell her flat in Eden Park. Does the conveyancing solicitor commission the energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates remained a compulsory part of moving property. An energy performance certificate should be commissioned before the property is marketed. This is not a task that law firms normally arrange. Where you are instructing a Eden Park conveyancing practitioner they may be able to arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with reputable Eden Park assessors
Is it the case that all Eden Park conveyancing solicitors on the Aldermore conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?
As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Aldermore conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the CLC.
Can I be sure that the Eden Park conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Eden Park seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.
three months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Eden Park concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Eden Park is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Eden Park are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Eden Park you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Eden Park may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I was advised by a number of selling agents in Eden Park to choose a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to market your lawyers over a competitor’s?
We don’t make any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand a fee as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Eden Park with the intention of expediting the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Eden Park can be reduced where you get in touch lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is a current dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to present the dispute as over as opposed to unresolved. A minority of Eden Park leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable verify this via your lawyers. A buyer’s lawyer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is under 80 years. It is therefore essential at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord to extend my lease without success. Can I make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Eden Park conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Eden Park conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement decision for a Eden Park flat is 26 Manor Road in July 2010. the Tribunal decided that price to be paid for the freehold was £12,420 This case related to 2 flats. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 76.75 and 88.83.
I am unable to be present at my Eden Park conveyancing solicitors office to execute documents for conveyancing in Eden Park – will this be problematic?
Not a problem. Eden Park conveyancing solicitors can handle conveyancing transactions for clients across the country. You are unlikely to be required to meet your lawyer in the flesh at a Eden Park conveyancers office. They can deal with all communications via post, email, telephone and fax.