As someone with no idea as to the Gants Hill conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me for the legal transfer of property in Gants Hill
Not many law firms shout this from the rooftops but conveyancing in Gants Hill or throughout England and Wales is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of room for conflict between you and others involved in the house moving process. E.g., the vendor, property agent and on occasion your lender. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Gants Hill an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.
We are witnessing a worrying emergence of a "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You must always trust your lawyer ahead of all other parties when it comes to the legal assignment of property.
Can you clarify what the consequences are if my solicitor is expelled from the Barclays Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Gants Hill?
The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Gants Hill. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact 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 Gants Hill of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £235,500 and found one near me in Gants Hill I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Gants Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this.
I'm remortgaging my primary property to a buy to let loan with Leeds Building Society and intend to use the remaining equity as a deposit on a second house. The area we are talking about is Gants Hill. Will your lawyers be able to act for the two mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are on the relevant lender panels. Having checked that they are the conveyancer should be able to tie up the two deals but you should have a chat with you lawyer and specify your desired outcome and requirements.
I only have Fifty years remaining on my lease in Gants Hill. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to locate the lessor. On the whole a specialist should be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Gants Hill.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without getting anywhere. Can a leaseholder make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Gants Hill conveyancing firm to assist?
in cases where there is a missing landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to judgment on the amount due.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Gants Hill residence is 59 & 59a Clarendon Gardens in February 2014. The Tribunals valuation for the freehold was £30,073.00 The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 65 and 61.