My stepmother advised me that in purchasing a property in Great Baddow there may be a number of restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external alterations to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of anumerous of properties in Great Baddow which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Great Baddow should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
My husband and I are at the point of viewing apartments in Great Baddow and I am about to put in an offer. Is it advisable to have my solicitor on ‘stand by’? I will be getting a mortgage with Clydesdale.
You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. Once you decide who you want to use and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the selling agent. Given that you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Leeds Building Society. Is it usual for Leeds Building Society to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Great Baddow is approved on their conveyancing panel? Leeds Building Society have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.
A lender would not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Leeds Building Society to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
What does a local search reveal about the house we're purchasing in Great Baddow?
Great Baddow conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search plays an important role in many a Great Baddow conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic areas.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Great Baddow completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 property 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 issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Great Baddow is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?
Flying freeholds in Great Baddow are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Great Baddow you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Great Baddow may ascertain 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.
As co-executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Neath but live in Great Baddow. My solicitor (who is 235 kilometers from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Great Baddow who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Great Baddow based
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Great Baddow conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Great Baddow conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you talk with several firms including non Great Baddow conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be helpful:
Can they put you in touch with clients in Great Baddow who can give a testimonial? How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?
Great Baddow Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying
The best form of lease structure is where the freehold reversion is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the tenants have being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is frequently retained where the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. Are there any major works in the planning that will likely increase the maintenance fees? The answer will be important as a) areas could cause problems in the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will wish to know about it