We're in Noak Hill, First timers buying with a mortgage (lender is Leeds Building Society , and our solicitor 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 conveyancing practitioner 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.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Noak Hill. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Noak Hill
Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. 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. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Noak Hill ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor has said that some banks will not issue a mortgage on this type of premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Noak Hill. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Noak Hill especially if they are familiar with such properties in Noak Hill.
What makes your site different to other online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Noak Hill?
At this site secure an accurate quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances for your conveyancing in Noak Hill. As opposed to estate agents and brokerage sites we do not have kick-back arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm paying the most per referral, not the best value conveyancing in Noak Hill
I own a basement flat in Noak Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a missing freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to arrive at the premium.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Noak Hill property is 37 Lodge Court High Street in November 2013. the decision of the LVT was that the premium to be paid for the new lease was £25,559 This case was in relation to 1 flat. The remaining number of years on the lease was 57.5 years.
What are the common defects that you encounter in leases for Noak Hill properties?
There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Noak Hill. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain provisions are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:
A duty to insure the building Maintenance charge proportions which don’t add up to the correct percentage
You could have a problem when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Halifax, The Mortgage Works, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to pull out.
One month into a sale of a flat in Noak Hill. Conveyancing lawyers are doing their job but we have been asked to pay a fortune by the landlord. To date we have issued a cheque for £225 for a leasehold management information and then a further £200 plus VAT for additional queries supplied by the buyers lawyer.
You will not have control over the extent of the bill for this information however the average fee for the information for Noak Hill leasehold premises is £395. When it comes to Noak Hill conveyancing sales it is customary for the vendor to pay for these charges. The landlord or their agents are under no statutory obligation to answer these questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at high prices disproportionate to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no statute that mandates fixed charges for administrative tasks. There is no prescriptive time frame by which they are required to issue answers.