We are expecting a mortgage offer soon. The bank mentioned the home loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel conveyancer as I would much rather use a Shepherd's Bush based conveyancing firm?
You should check but the chances are that allocate you one of their panel conveyancers if you want the "fee-free" offer. Call the mortgage company to determine if they offer you a cash alternative. It is not unheard for a lender to give a £250 cashback as a further option in which case that money can go towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near Shepherd's Bush.
My relative advised me that where I am buying in Shepherd's Bush I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Shepherd's Bush conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing important information about Shepherd's Bush around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Shepherd's Bush Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Shepherd's Bush Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Shepherd's Bush.
How does conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Shepherd's Bush contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Shepherd's Bush typically purchase the real estate, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Shepherd's Bush or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking into buying my first house which is in Shepherd's Bush and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Shepherd's Bush. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Shepherd's Bush area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Shepherd's Bush. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Back In 2004, I bought a leasehold house in Shepherd's Bush. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Shepherd's Bush who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
First contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I have tried to negotiate informally with with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on such matters? Can you recommend a Shepherd's Bush conveyancing firm to represent me?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the LVT to judgment on the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Shepherd's Bush flat is 82 Minford Gardens in February 2009. The Tribunal determined that the enfranchisement price was £37,341 This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 72.92 years.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my ground floor flat in Shepherd's Bush.Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon however I have just had a yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should pay the maintenance contribution as usual because all ground rent and maintenance invoices should be allottedon completion, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process