Please could you vouch for a Yorkshire Building Society sanctioned Radlett conveyancing firm who can have us moved in within under 3 weeks? Would it be better to use a local Radlett firm or a factory type firm?
We would be happy to suggest some excellent Radlett conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Radlett. Go in to some well established law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a costs illustration. Discuss your expectations together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Appoint the one that you trust.
The deeds to our home can not be found. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Radlett 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be recorded by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to execute a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and secure current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for £20 inclusive of VAT.
How does conveyancing in Radlett differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Radlett come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is constructed. This is because new home sellers in Radlett tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Radlett or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to sell my home. My past conveyancers closed down. It would be helpful to have a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Radlett if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you choose a solicitor for your conveyancing in Radlett. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.
Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Radlett with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Radlett can be bypassed where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and ask them to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ solicitors. Some Radlett leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. Many landlords or managing agents in Radlett levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for 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 frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Radlett. If you hold a share in a the freehold, you should ensure that you have the original share document. Arranging a re-issued share certificate is often a lengthy process and frustrates many a Radlett home move. Where a new share certificate is required, you should approach the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. You believe that you know the number of years left on your lease but you should double-check via your lawyers. A buyer’s conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the remaining number of years is under 75 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you identify whether the lease term requires a lease extension. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale.
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without getting anywhere. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decide on such issues? Can you recommend a Radlett conveyancing firm to help?
Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Radlett conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Radlett property is 42 Churchill Road in March 2013. The Tribunal determined that the price payable in respect of the acquisition of the freehold of the property as required under the terms of the Court Order dated 21 December 2012, is£26,958 This case affected 1 flat.
I am just shy of a 10% deposit on my apartment purchase in Radlett , but I am anxious proceed. Do I have options?
You can agree a lower deposit. Most sellers will accept a lower deposit or even no deposit for a first time buyer or 100% mortgage. Be aware though that if you fail to complete you will still need to hand over a minimum of 10% of the purchase price regardless of how much deposit was agreed.
You can also agree a simultaneous exchange and completion as no deposit is required for this however neither party will be tied in until completion actually takes place and it can be risky if sellers change their mind at the last second