Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend conduct right to buy conveyancing in Pratt's Bottom?
We have identified plenty of conveyancing solicitors who can service right to buy conveyancing Please contact us with a view to secure a conveyancing quote.
Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Georgian house in Pratt's Bottom. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and HSBC Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be 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 Pratt's Bottom and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who carried out the work.
I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one close by in Pratt's Bottom I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Pratt's Bottom suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am selling a residence in Cardiff but I am based in Pratt's Bottom. My lawyer (approximately 235 miles from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Pratt's Bottom to attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Pratt's Bottom based
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years remaining on my lease in Pratt's Bottom. I am keen to extend my lease but my freeholder is can not be found. What are my options?
On the basis that 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 mean that your lease can be extended by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent may be useful to carry out a search and prepare a report which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on investigating the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Pratt's Bottom.
I own a ground-floor 1960’s flat in Pratt's Bottom. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium due for the purchase of the freehold?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a Pratt's Bottom conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Pratt's Bottom flat is 1 Southlands Court Southlands Road in September 2013. The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal determined that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 was £30,541 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 50.57 years.
What can I do to determine who owns a property in Pratt's Bottom?
Provided the property is recorded at HMLR, and you have requisite information of the address of the premises, you will be able to view details from the HM Land Registry of the recorded owner for a for less than a fiver.