Will lawyers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in Pimlico?
Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Pimlico your lawyer will request that you to provide them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the sale price then this should be asked for immediately before contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.
The deeds to my house are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Pimlico 4 years ago have long since closed. What do I do?
Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be evidenced by HMLR with a Title Number. It is possible to perform a search at the Land Registry, find your property and order current copies of the property title for a small fee. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Pimlico. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Pimlico
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please supply a car parking plan.
What does commercial conveyancing in Pimlico cover?
Pimlico conveyancing for business premises covers a broad range of guidance, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.
We are a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the estate agent to carry out the conveyancing in Pimlico. I am am extremely dissatisfied with the level of service. Could you help me find new lawyers?
They would have to be very bad to suggest changing them. Has the mortgage offer been issued? If so you need to advise them of the replacement lawyer and get the offer are issued to the new lawyers. The solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid added fees and complications. That should be your first question of the new conveyancers. The search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Pimlico
I am employed by a long established estate agency in Pimlico where we have witnessed a number of flat sales derailed due to short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Pimlico conveyancing solicitors. Can you clarify whether the seller of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
As long as the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord to extend my lease without any joy. Can one make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Pimlico conveyancing firm to act on my behalf?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Pimlico conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Pimlico premises is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 56 years.