I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (6 years old) in Greenhithe. 95% of the appartments are already occupied. Do I need carry out the local searches for my conveyancing in Greenhithe?
Conveyancing Searches are a vital link in the Greenhithe conveyancing process. There are numerous search providers delivering Greenhithe conveyancing searches, as well direct from the local authority. These are generally termed personal search companies due to them carrying out, personal searches. However, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their information from the local authority.
I own a freehold property in Greenhithe but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Greenhithe and has limited impact for conveyancing in Greenhithe but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Greenhithe 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my next steps?
You no longer need to have the physical official documentation to prove you own the land or premises, given that the Land Registry hold details of all registered land or property electronically.
I am buying a new build apartment in Greenhithe. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Greenhithe
Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. 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. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. 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.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Greenhithe ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks may not give a mortgage on such a property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Greenhithe. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Greenhithe especially if they are familiar with such properties in Greenhithe.
Am I better off to go with a Greenhithe conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can carry out the conveyancing but his firm is located a couple of hundredkilometers drive away.
The benefit of a high street Greenhithe conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to execute documents, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a benefit. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and the majority were impressed that must surpass using an unfamiliar Greenhithe conveyancing solicitor just because they are Greenhithe based.