It has been three months since my purchase conveyancing in Harlington concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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 residence 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.
How does conveyancing in Harlington differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Harlington contact us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Harlington usually purchase the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Harlington or who has acted in the same development.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one near me in Harlington I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Harlington suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be an issue. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
I am selling my home. My former solicitors have shut. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Harlington if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Harlington. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
My partner has recommend that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Harlington. Should I choose my own property lawyer?
No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the firm you're contemplating using.
I am a negotiator for a long established estate agency in Harlington where we have experienced a few leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Harlington conveyancing firms. Please can you shed some light as to whether the vendor of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser need not have to sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
I am the leaseholder of a basement flat in Harlington. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to arrive at the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Harlington premises is 164 Nestles Avenue in October 2013. The tribunal agreed with the proposed price of £20,158 for the freehold and determined that that sum is the amount to be paid into court This case related to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 69 years.