My husband and I swapping mortgage lender for our maisonette in Fairford with Aldermore. We have a son approaching twenty who lives with us. Our solicitor requested us to identify any adults other than ourselves who lives in the flat. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the apartment is forfeited by the lender. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Aldermore conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we bought 5 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Aldermore. This is solely used to protect Aldermore if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Aldermore had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Fairford?
If you are buying a property in Fairford your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be asked for immediately ahead of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the day of completion.
My colleague suggested that if I am buying in Fairford I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is occasionally included in the estimate for your Fairford conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Fairford around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Fairford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Fairford Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Fairford.
4 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Fairford completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 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.
Given that I will soon spend over three hundred thousand on 3 bedroom house in Fairford I would like to have a conversation with the solicitor regarding thehome move before instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?
This is something that we encourage - we would be pleased to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the conveyancer who will be doing your conveyancing in Fairford.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important person, not a case reference. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Fairford should be the figure that you end up paying.
I am employed by a busy estate agency in Fairford where we have experienced a few flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Fairford conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can instigate the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Fairford - A selection of Queries before buying
Its a good idea to discover as much as possible about the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues like the cleanliness of the common parts. You should not be shy to ask other tenants what they think of their management. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the service charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. What prohibitions are there in the Fairford Lease? The best form of lease structure is where the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants enjoy control and although a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.