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  • 4 Excellent communication and pure property experience are key benefits that you should seek when selecting conveyancing solicitors. Long Stratton conveyancing can be made significantly more stressful because of lack of transparency between all the parties. The lawyers listed endeavour to make sure that the lines of communication are open and act on arising issues and developments expeditiously.
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Examples of recent conveyancing in Long Stratton since April 2024*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Long Stratton

My previous solicitor has quoted £1200 for freehold conveyancing in Long Stratton. I’m selling a Georgian house for £225,000. Are the quoted fees excessive? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Long Stratton?

The estimate does seem a tad overpriced. If you are prepared to invest time scrutinising prices you may be able to trim some of the expense by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, you maylive to rue opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. If is important to ensure the firm can also act for your lender. Do use our comparison tool to find a Long Stratton conveyancing firm on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Long Stratton.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Long Stratton. An unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Aldermore be concerned?

Given that your lender is Aldermore your lawyer must comply with the formal instructions contained in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Aldermore. The CML Handbook includes minimum conditions for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Aldermore where a lease does not meet these conditions. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not restricted to Long Stratton.

The mortgage over my property is with Clydesdale for my property in Long Stratton. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. Should I wish to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Clydesdale?

Clydesdale must be informed of your intention in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Clydesdale’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Clydesdale will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Clydesdale directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Clydesdale conveyancing panel firm.

About to purchase flat in Long Stratton. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Long Stratton property lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel.

I have been told that property searches are a common reason for hinderance in Long Stratton house deals. Is there any truth in this?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Searches are not likely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Long Stratton.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Long Stratton?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Long Stratton. 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…’

How does conveyancing in Long Stratton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Long Stratton contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Long Stratton typically buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Long Stratton or who has acted in the same development.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Long Stratton conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Long Stratton conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Long Stratton conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Long Stratton who can give a testimonial? How many lease extensions have they conducted in Long Stratton in the last twenty four months?

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Long Stratton, conveyancing was carried out in 2006. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Long Stratton with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2074

With just 50 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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Domestic in Long Stratton is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Taking instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Long Stratton searches for the title
  • Assessing draft contract and other papers prepared the owner’s property lawyer
  • Raising questions with the seller’s property lawyer
  • Agreeing the wording of the purchase contract
  • Examining replies supplied by the vendor to pre-exchange enquiries
  • Negotiating a Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the purchasing in respect of the loan offer: (if relevant)
  • Preparing and sending the purchaser a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Carrying out the key stage of exchanging contracts and then completion of the purchase
  • Completing and submitting to HM Revenue and Customs the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Dealing with the registration formalities for the purchase and the home loan (if appropriate) at the Land Registry.

Selling a home in Long Stratton is a complex business, both legally and administratively. The exact order of events varies slightly, below are some of the tasks in the process.

  • Conveyancer instructed by the vendor once the offer has been accepted
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Drafting contract and related documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the property lawyer representing the buyer
  • Negotiating contracts and answering additional queries from the buyer’s property lawyer
  • Finalising the transfer deed
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s property lawyer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the owner, the estate agent and redeeming the mortgage (where relevant)

Long Stratton commercial property solicitors provide expert offering advice on numerous issues across all aspects of commercial property law

    Granting a licence to assign, sublet or carry out works Subletting, licences and sharing occupation Property finance transactions, including sale and leaseback Acquisitions and disposals of property portfolios at commercial auctions Buying, selling and leasing land for registered charities High street shops, agricultural or development land to hotels and office blocks.

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

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