Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Kenton even where I’m not buying or selling a house, for example where I intend to buy an office in Kenton with a loan from HSBC Bank?
Our comparison service is primarily used to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Kenton but we have listed at the bottom of this page a selection of Kenton commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to make contact with the company directly to see if they can also act for HSBC Bank
Do the Building Society Association intend to launch a searchable register to list firms on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for instance in Kenton?
Lexsure has not been advised of any plans on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
Me and my brother own a semi-detached Victorian house in Kenton. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Aldermore. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Kenton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who conducted the conveyancing.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Kenton. Conveyancing is daunting 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 conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Kenton
There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied 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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one near me in Kenton I like with open areas and transport links nearby, however it's only got 52 years on the lease. There is not much else in Kenton for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.
I am the leaseholder of a a ground floor purpose built flat in Kenton. In the absence of agreement between myself and the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum due for a lease extension?
Absolutely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Kenton conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Kenton flat is 139/139A Masons Avenue in February 2010. this was a case with an absentee freeholder. As a result the leaseholders applied to Willesden County Court for an order dispensing with the giving of a notice of claim.14th October 2009 District Judge Brar granted a vesting order and the court directed that the matter should be transferred to this tribunal to determine the freehold premium. The tribunal concluded on a figure of £13,000 for the freehold interest This case related to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 74 years.
What makes a Kenton lease problematic?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Kenton. Most leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain provisions are erroneous. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:
A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the premises
A defective lease can cause problems when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. HSBC Bank, The Mortgage Works, and Nottingham Building Society all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is defective they may refuse to provide security, obliging the purchaser to withdraw.