We're in Leominster, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Leeds Building Society , and our lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Leeds Building Society 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.
I am the single beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate with all property in now in my sole name, including the my former home in Leominster. The Leominster property was put into my name in May. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my property ownership may be treated the same way as if I'd bought the house in May. Is the property unsalable for six months?
The CML handbook requires solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you could be affected by that. many lenders would take a pragmatic view as this provision is primarily there to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of property.
I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Barclays. Leominster conveyancing lawyers were appointed. How long does it take for Barclays to issue the offer to the property lawyer?
There is no definitive answer here. Have Barclays completed the valuation? Have you informed Barclays as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Barclays conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
Aldermore have agreed my home loan in principle, my offer on a flat in Leominster has been accepted, now what?
The estate agent will want to know who your solicitors are (ensure that the property lawyers are on the lender’s panel). Telephone Aldermore or the financial adviser and finish off any relevant forms. Aldermore will sellect a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to book an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight to get a mortgage offer. Aldermore will issue the offer to you and your solicitors. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Leominster.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build flat in Leominster. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Leominster
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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.
Hoping to buy a property located in Leominster and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Leominster. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Leominster area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Leominster. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
My father has suggested that I instruct his conveyancers in Leominster. Should I use them?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Leominster conveyancing lawyer the best way to choose a conveyancing solicitor is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have used the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.
Do you have any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Leominster from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?
- Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Leominster can be bypassed if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start advertising the property and ask them to collate the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved before the property is put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You will have to accept that you will have to discharge any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to present the dispute as historic rather than unsettled. You believe that you know the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be advisable double-check via your solicitors. A buyer’s conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is under 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an as soon as possible that you identify whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your property on the market for sale. If you have the benefit of shareholding in the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Organising a duplicate share certificate is often a time consuming formality and frustrates many a Leominster conveyancing transaction. If a new share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this as soon as possible. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Leominster levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the fee that they propose to charge. The management information can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most usual reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Leominster.
I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Leominster, conveyancing was carried out 3 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable flats in Leominster with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2097
With only 75 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.