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My partner and I are nearing an exchange on a flat in Hounslow and my mum and dad have transferred the exchange deposit to my conveyancer. I am now informed that as the deposit has not come from me my property lawyer needs to make a notification to my mortgage company. Apparently, in also acting for the bank he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank regarding my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really necessary for him to raise this?
The lawyer is obliged to check with the bank to ensure that they understand that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. Your solicitor can only disclose this to your bank if you agree, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.
Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Hounslow is more expensive?
The conveyancing charges on a leasehold property in Hounslow is inevitably more expensive when contrasted to a freehold transaction. This is due to the additional time necessary in dealing with the freeholder and management company to obtain evidence concerning whether the rent and service fee have been cleared and whether there are any major works due in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.
A friend suggested that where I am buying in Hounslow I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is usually included in the estimate for your Hounslow conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Hounslow around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Hounslow Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Hounslow.
What does commercial conveyancing in Hounslow cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Hounslow incorporates a broad array of services, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Hounslow. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such issues? Can you recommend a Hounslow conveyancing firm to represent me?
if there is a absentee freeholder or where there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to make a decision on the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Hounslow premises is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 60.45 years.