Our lawyer has discovered a a problem with the lease for the property we are purchasing in Lytchett Matravers. The other side have suggested defective title insurance as a solution. We are happy with insurance and will pay for it. Our lawyer says that he must be satisfied that the mortgage company is content with this solution. Are we the client or is the bank?
Even though you have a mortgage offer from the lender does not mean to say that the property will meet their conditions for the purposes of a mortgage. Your lawyer has to ensure that the lease has to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. You and the mortgage company are the client. These conveyancing instructions must be adhered to.
As a novice what is the most important advice you can give me about purchase conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers?
Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers and elsewhere in Dorset is an adversarial experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for friction between you and others involved in the transaction. E.g., the vendor, property agent and even potentially the bank. Appointing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE party in the legal process whose responsibility is to protect your best interests and to protect you.
On occasion a third party with a vested interest may attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be assisting by suggesting your conveyancer is slow. Or your financial adviser may try to convince you to do take action that is against your lawyers guidance. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.
I have been told that property searches are the primary cause of obstruction in Lytchett Matravers house deals. Is this right?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers.
How does conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Lytchett Matravers contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Lytchett Matravers tend to purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Lytchett Matravers or who has acted in the same development.
I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a buy to let mortgage with Coventry Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on further house. The location we are talking about is Lytchett Matravers. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the conveyances?
Do use our comparison tool on this site to be sure that the conveyancers are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are your lawyer should be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and make clear your expectations and needs.
There are only 72 years unexpired on my flat in Lytchett Matravers. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What are my options?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. For most situations a specialist should be helpful to carry out a search and to produce a report which can be used as evidence that the landlord is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Lytchett Matravers.
Lytchett Matravers Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing
Please note if it is less than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the property. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are willing to lend given the lease term. A short lease means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this will be. For most Lytchett Matraverslease extensions you will be be obliged to have owned the property for two years in order to be eligible to exercise a lease extension. How much is the yearly service fee and ground rent?