Having been suggested to visit your organisation we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Sandwich recommended using your search tool but have come across some other estimates via the web seem cheaper – how come?
You can find many firms of conveyancing organisations advertising supposedly cut-price conveyancing, unfortunately it’s common in such cases for extrafees end up with the closing invoice mounting up beyond all recognition. Solicitors are duty bound to ensure costs listed in terms and conditions should be fair and reasonable raised The conveyancers that we list for conveyancing in Sandwich set out all legal fees for a residential conveyancing case.
I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my let out flat in Sandwich by 24/6/2022. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. Is it possible to complete in six weeks as don't want to have to move into short term accommodation?
Generally one should not provide notice on a rental unless exchange of contracts has taken place. Assuming that you have not already done so, update to your solicitor and request that they chase the sellers side, try to an acceptable time-line that all parties will look to achieve
We note that you have a post code search directory identifying solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Sandwich?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Principality conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Sandwich.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and identified one round the corner in Sandwich I like with a park and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Sandwich suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.
We're new to the buying process - had an offer accepted, yet the agent informed us that the owners will only issue a contract if we appoint their recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Sandwich
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this request. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a motivated purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you will continue to instruct your preferred Sandwich conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will provide the negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing figures demanded by corporate headquarters.
I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Sandwich. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I purchased a garden flat in Sandwich, conveyancing was carried out September 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Equivalent flats in Sandwich with a long lease are worth £175,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2080
With just 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £23,800 and £27,400 plus legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.