Will my lawyer be asking questions regarding flooding during the conveyancing in Forest Hill.
The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Forest Hill. Some people will buy a house in Forest Hill, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a number of checks that can be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Forest Hill. The standard information given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover whether the premises has ever been flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a purchaser could issue a claim for damages as a result of such an incorrect answer. The purchaser’s solicitors should also commission an environmental search. This will disclose if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries should be made.
My wife and I own a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Forest Hill. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Nottingham Building Society. 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. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should read 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 Forest Hill and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with your conveyancing lawyer who carried out the work.
About to purchase a new build flat in Forest Hill. 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 conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Forest Hill
The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
I am selling my property. My past lawyers closed down. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Forest Hill if that makes things easier.
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In searching the web for the term conveyancing in Forest Hill it shows results of numerous solicitorsin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for my move?
The preferential method of choosing the right conveyancer is via trusted recommendation, so seek the opinion of colleagues and relatives who have bought a property in Forest Hill or the respected estate agent or financial adviser. Costs for conveyancing in Forest Hill vary, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of three costs illustrations from different property lawyers. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.
We are soon to buying a apartment in Forest Hill. Conveyancing is not over but we wish to keep the amount we are are buying for confidential from the likes of Rightmove. Is this achievable and how?
HM Land Registry by statute are required to reveal price sold data on a register of the title for domestic properties nationwide which includes premises in Forest Hill. The Title Register is an open document, so HMLR would be breaking the law if they did not permit access to the register.
In essence you can ask HMLR to withhold the price paid data however the response would be a No.