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Mablethorpe Conveyancing Statistics*

  • 1 Average time from start to moving day was 52 days for conveyancing in Mablethorpe
  • 2 Average Land Registry Fee for last year was £190
  • 3 Average Stamp Duty Payable for last year was £0
  • 4 Average time frame of 27 days for registration of title in Mablethorpe
  • 5 83% freehold and 17% leasehold conveyancing in Mablethorpe for last year

Examples of recent conveyancing in Mablethorpe since June 2020*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Mablethorpe

My wife and I are planning to acquire a house in Mablethorpe and have appointed a Mablethorpe conveyancing practice. Within the past 48 hours our property lawyer has sent a preliminary report and documents to look through with a view to exchanging next week. Halifax have this evening contacted us to inform me that there is now an issue as our Mablethorpe conveyancer is not on their approved list of lawyers. Is this a problem?

If you are buying a property requiring a mortgage it is usual for the purchasers' solicitors to also represent the purchaser's lender. In order to act for a bank or building society a law firm has to be on that lender's conveyancing panel. An application has to be made by the law firm to the lender to become a member of the lender's panel and there are increasingly strict criteria which the firm has to satisfy and indeed some lenders now require their panel members to be part of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Your property lawyer should contact your mortgage company and see if they can apply for membership of their conveyancing panel, but if that is not viable they will instruct their own solicitors to act. You are not legally obliged to appoint a law firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel as you are at liberty to use your preferred Mablethorpe lawyers, in which case it will likely add costs, and it may delay matters as you are adding another lawyer into the mix.

I have just over seventy years remaining on my lease and need a lease extension for my apartment in Mablethorpe. Conveyancing solicitors on the The Mortgage Works panel can deal with such extensions correct?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 12/9/2020 the requirements read as follows :

Minimum unexpired lease term is 70 years with 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term.
Where the unexpired lease term is different to that recorded on the mortgage offer, the following clarifies if we need to be informed:

Second hand property:
- If the unexpired lease term on the offer is 85 years or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 85 years
- if the unexpired lease term on the offer is less than 85 years – advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported
- For equity share applications - advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

New build property:
- If the unexpired lease term stated on the offer is 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house) or more - only advise us if the actual lease term is less than 125 years (flat) / 250 years (house)
- For equity share applications - always advise us if the actual lease term is different than reported on the offer

Lease terms such as ground rent and event fees must be reasonable at all times during the term of the lease and adhere to our requirements below. If you’re unsure as to whether the terms of a lease are unreasonable or onerous, please refer the details to us in plain English for Valuer consideration. If the potentially onerous terms are in relation to the ground rent please include the current ground rent figure per annum, how often it will be reviewed and the price structure it will be reviewed against. See the guidance below.

SECOND HAND PROPERTIES

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 70 years
- Less than 30 years remaining at the end of the mortgage term
- Ground Rent greater than 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Unexpired lease term is 70 to 85 years
- Ground Rent greater than 0.1% and less than or equal to 0.5% of the property value
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building*
- Ground Rent review period is greater than 5 and less than 10 years
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything that appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than 85 years
- Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than or equal to 10 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

NEW BUILD PROPERTIES (includes office conversions)

Unacceptable - advise Originations (Will be declined):
- Unexpired lease term less than 125 years on a new build flat or less than 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent greater than 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period less than or equal to 5 years
- Ground Rent doubles less than every 20 years (e.g. doubles every 5, 10 or 15 years) - acceptable if doubles every 20 years or more
- Ground Rent is compounded RPI

Refer to Originations (Valuer will consider any impact on valuation figure and marketability):
- Ground Rent is linked to any indices greater than RPI
- Ground Rent is linked to the value of the building*
- Event clauses exist for normal use e.g. changing the carpet, installing a TV aerial etc
- Estate Rent Charges greater than £500 p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Service Charges greater than 0.5% of property value p/a (please provide details of what the charges cover)
- Anything else appears onerous, unusual or out of the ordinary

Acceptable (no requirement to advise Originations):
- Unexpired lease term greater than or equal to 125 years on a new build flat or greater than or equal to 250 years on a new build house
- Starting Ground Rent less than or equal to 0.1% of the property value
- Ground Rent review period greater than 5 years
- Ground Rent escalation less than or equal to RPI

* Where the Ground Rent escalation is linked to the value of the building, please provide the following:
- How is the value of the block/unit currently calculated and if the assessment relates to the block(s), how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned per property?
- The current valuation and Ground Rent for each unit
- What is the mechanism for future valuations of the block and how is the Ground Rent calculated/apportioned?
- What is the right of appeal? And is this a documented process within the lease?
- Who bears the cost of the valuation (and appeal) process?
- Confirmation the review period is not less than twenty years

Should my lawyer be raising enquiries regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Mablethorpe.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Mablethorpe. There are those who acquire a house in Mablethorpe, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Mablethorpe. The standard information sent to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the owner to determine whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may issue a compensation claim stemming from an incorrect response. A purchaser’s lawyers should also commission an environmental report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations should be initiated.

I used Arc property Solicitors several years past for my conveyancing in Mablethorpe. I now require my papers but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Mablethorpe of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Mablethorpe differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Mablethorpe come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is finished. This is because builders in Mablethorpe usually 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 used to new build conveyancing in Mablethorpe or who has acted in the same development.

Hoping to buy a property located in Mablethorpe and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Mablethorpe. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Mablethorpe area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

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What to expect from a Licensed Conveyancer for conveyancing in Mablethorpe?

Licensed Conveyancers support the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another and cover conveyancing nationwide as well as Mablethorpe. When using a Licensed Conveyancer governed by the CLC, you can expect:
  • Be supplied with an honest and lawful service.
  • Receive a high standard of legal services.
  • Receive your conveyancing dealt with using care, skill and legal competence.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a high quality of service due to your lawyer’s arrangements, resources, procedures, skills and commitment.
  • Have a service which is accessible and responsive to your specific requirements.
  • You should not consider yourself discriminated against, victimised or harassed.
  • To receive the standard you could expect, however, if you do your lawyer accepts responsibility for this and provides you with any appropriate redress.
  • Have your specific needs taken into account should a complaint be made.
  • Enjoy the benefit of a speedy, objective and comprehensive service when making a complaint about your conveyancing in Mablethorpe about your conveyancing in Mablethorpe.

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

  • Obtaining instructions from parties involved
  • Investigating the title to the premises
  • Undertaking Mablethorpe searches with respect to the title
  • Assessing draft contract pack and other papers collated by the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Submitting enquiries with the owner’s conveyancing practitioner
  • Agreeing the wording of the sale contract
  • Analysing replies given by the owner to pre-contract enquiries
  • Negotiating the Transfer Deed for completion
  • Advising the buyer in respect of the loan offer: (where applicable)
  • Preparing and sending the buyer a report on title (that is; a breakdown of all findings on the property)
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then completion formalities
  • Preparing and submitting to HMRC the correct SDLT forms and payment
  • Registering the purchase and the mortgage (where relevant) at the Land Registry.

Typically, Mablethorpe conveyancing for a sale includes some of the following tasks

  • Taking instructions from the appropriate parties
  • Collating the documents evidencing the title to the property
  • Preparing contract and associated documents
  • Submitting draft papers to the conveyancer representing the purchaser
  • Negotiating contracts and responding to additional queries from the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Negotiating the transfer document
  • Replying to requisitions raised by the purchaser’s conveyancer
  • Proceeding to exchange of contracts and then preparing for completion
  • Receiving sale proceeds and transferring funds to the seller, the estate agent and repaying the mortgage (if applicable)

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

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