I am buying a right to buy a flat in Porthmadog. Can I do my own conveyancing?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Porthmadog you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Porthmadog.
My wife and I have a renovated Georgian house in Porthmadog. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Virgin Money. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Porthmadog and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Porthmadog. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Porthmadog
The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. 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. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
What does commercial conveyancing in Porthmadog cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Porthmadog incorporates a broad array of services, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies 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.
Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Porthmadog from the point of view of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Porthmadog can be reduced if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ representatives. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should make sure that you have the original share certificate. Arranging a new share certificate is often a lengthy formality and frustrates many a Porthmadog conveyancing transaction. If a new share certificate is needed, do contact the company officers or managing agents (where applicable) for this at the earliest opportunity. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but you should verify this via your conveyancers. A purchaser's conveyancer will not be happy to advise their client to proceed with the purchase of a leasehold property the remaining number of years is less than 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale. The majority of landlords or managing agents in Porthmadog levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Porthmadog.
I purchased a studio flat in Porthmadog, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Porthmadog with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2097
With just 76 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 plus costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.
Me and my wife have agreed a price on a Porthmadog flat left to us 8 years ago in 2010. I have over 12 years conveyancing know-how and, although retired, intend to undertake the legal work. The purchaser's conveyancing practitioner has informed me that their building society will not allow us to do our own conveyancing as they require the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.
Mortgage instructions to solicitors from all CML members specify that If the vendor is not legally represented the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be notified so that a decision can be made if they are prepared to progress.