Our nephew is buying a house that has just been built in Forest Hill with a home loan from HSBC. His lawyer has said that there is a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?
The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the purchase. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the HSBC conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the HSBC conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Forest Hill. Now, I need the documents however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Forest Hill of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Forest Hill. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Forest Hill
Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents.
In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Forest Hill and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to commercial leaseholders, granting the right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act to your advantage and help with commercial conveyancing in Forest Hill
I have had difficulty in seeking a lease extension in Forest Hill. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?
Where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes you can apply to the LVT to arrive at the sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Forest Hill premises is Flat 1 40-42 Ewelme Road in August 2012. the Tribunal assessed the premium for the lease extension in the sum of £11,800 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 61.81 years.
In relation to leasehold conveyancing in Forest Hill what are the most frequent lease problems?
Leasehold conveyancing in Forest Hill is not unique. Most leases are individual and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are not included. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
Service charge per centages that don't add up correctly leaving a shortfall Insurance obligations
You could encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Lloyds TSB Bank, The Mortgage Works, and Alliance & Leicester all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.
For various reasons I am not able to attend my Forest Hill conveyancing solicitors office to sign documents connected to my conveyancing in Forest Hill – will this be problematic?
You need not be concerned. Forest Hill conveyancing solicitors can conduct conveyancing transactions for clients wider afield. It is not necessary for you to be able to visit a Forest Hill conveyancers office. They can deal with everything through post, email, telephone and fax.