We're in Langford, First timers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is RBS , and our solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the RBS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Langford?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Langford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
About to purchase a new build apartment in Langford. 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 is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Langford
Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. 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 supply a car parking plan. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Langford is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Langford are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Langford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Langford may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
I have been pointed in your direction by numerous estate agents in Langford to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial inducement for Estate Agents to promote your lawyers rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?
We don’t offer any financial incentive for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Langford. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Langford who previously acted has long since retired. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Langford conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Langford - Sample of Queries before buying
How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments? It would be sensible to enquire if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Langford. If you love the apartmentin Langford but your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a hard determination. For most Langford leaseholds the cost for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, although a few managing agents in Langford require leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance.