I own a freehold residence in Mancot yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Mancot and has limited impact for conveyancing in Mancot but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
What will a local search reveal concerning the house we're buying in Mancot?
Mancot conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for example Searchflow The local search plays an important part in most Mancot conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.
I'm purchasing a new build house in Mancot benefiting from help to buy. The developers would not budge the amount so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The sale representative suggested that I not reveal to my conveyancer about the deal as it may impact my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Mancot in advance of instructing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some lenders will not issue a mortgage on such a house.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Mancot. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Mancot to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Do I need to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are recommending a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Mancot conveyancing practice?
As with many professional services, often recommendations from relatives can be very helpful. Yet there are numerous parties with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks might all put forward solicitors to select. Sometimes the lawyers might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there is an underlying commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are free to appoint your preferred conveyancer. Don't forget that many mortgage providers specify a panel list of lawyers you have to use for the lender related work in your conveyancing.
I have recently realised that I have Sixty One years left on my lease in Mancot. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to locate the landlord. In some cases an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Mancot.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Mancot - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing
Please note that where the lease has no more than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the value of the apartment. It is worth checking with your lender that they are willing to go ahead with the loan given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely require a lease extension at some point and it is worth discovering what this will be. Remember, in most cases you will be be obliged to have been the owner of the residence for 24 months before you are entitled to carry out a lease extension. What prohibitions exist in the Mancot Lease? Is there a share of the freehold?