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  • 5 Conveyancer conveyancing lawyers have valuable personal connections with Hook estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Hook since March 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hook

I require conveyancing for a flat in a fairly new development (6 years built) in Hook. 95% of the properties have already been disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches for my conveyancing in Hook?

Conveyancing Searches are a vital link in the Hook conveyancing process. There are hundreds search providers delivering Hook conveyancing searches, as well straight from the local authority. These are generally termed personal search providers and they produce, not surprisingly, personal searches. Nevertheless, all Local Authority Search conveyancing products have one thing in common - they must obtain their information from the local authoritative source.

How can we tell if a Hook conveyancing solicitor on the Barclays panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Hook seeking recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always recommend that you speak with the solicitor carrying out your transaction.

I am purchasing a property in Hook. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Leeds Building Society have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

As your lender is Leeds Building Society your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements contained in Part 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Leeds Building Society. The CML Handbook sets out minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and solicitors are required to report to Leeds Building Society where a lease fails to satisfy these requirements. The requirements relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not isolated to Hook.

It is not clear whether my lender requires a lease extension. I have called into my local Hook bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told it does not impact the mortgage offer and they will lend. My Hook conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- called and was told they will not lend in accordance with their published requirements. I simply don't know who is right.

Your conveyancing practitioner has to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Hook. 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 few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Hook

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. 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.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in Hook I like with open areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hook suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

We are 14 days into a residential purchase having been referred to solicitors by the local agent to carry out the conveyancing in Hook. I am am very dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new lawyers?

They would need to be really poor to suggest diss instructing them. Has your loan offer been sent? If so you must advise them of the replacement conveyancer and get the mortgage documents are issued to the new lawyers. Your new conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid escalating charges and complications. So that should be your starting point. The search tool should help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Hook

All being well we will complete the disposal of our £175,000 maisonette in Hook on Thursday in a week. The management company has quoted £372 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Hook?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Hook conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Completing conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Hook Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Hook leasehold property is £350. For Hook conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide the information.

We have reached the end of our tether in negotiating a lease extension in Hook. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Hook conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hook property is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case affected 1 flat.

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Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Hook regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Hook practicing in commercial conveyancing in Hook. This may include advice on re-mortgaging commercial property
  • S Abraham Solicitors, 290a Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7AQ
  • Capulet Solicitors, Link House, 140 The Broadway, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7HT
  • Lewis & Dick, 443 Kingston Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 0DG
  • Surbitonlaw Limited, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL
  • Surbitonlaw Llp, 16a Isabel House, 46 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4JL

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Hook regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Hook but also conveyancing across England and Wales.
  • Property Transfer Co-ordination Ptc, Corner House, KT1 2NR
  • Clay & Co Limited, First Floor, TW11 0HE

Planning law solicitors in Hook regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in Hook specialising in planning law. This may include advice on development on contaminated land
  • Hunter Peddell Property Law, Oak House, 39/41 The Parade, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0PB
  • Galloway Hughes Llp, Aissela, 46 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9QY
  • Pegasus Solicitors Limited, 60 High Street, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4EZ
  • Gowen & Stevens Llp, 5 Mulgrave Chambers, 26-28 Mulgrave Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 6LE
  • Jeremy Marozzi & Co Solicitors, 12 Merton Park Parade, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NT

Neighboring Locations

Surbiton
Berrylands
Tolworth
Hook
Chessington

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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