How does the conveyancing work require so much time and effort?
The conveyancing process will occasionally take more time. We work hard to minimise the burden of these delays wherever reasonable by using fast search providers.
We ideally need to complete on the conveyancing on a leasehold flat in a very short time frame, are you fast Castleton solicitors ?
Homeward Legal has an extremely proactive plan of attack to finishing the necessary legal work for movers to suit a clients time frame. With Homeward Legal, CQS solicitors work fast and try to communicate up and down the property chain and use state of the art local authority and land registry integrated and technology systems to drive through your home move in minimum time.
What are searches, and how do they differ from a survey?
Searches are a set of enquiries carried out by your surveyor to various authorities such as the local council, HM Land Registry, etc., and focuses on the impact of the local area on your potential enjoyment of living at the property, while a survey (a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey) is focused on the structural integrity of the home and its permanent outbuildings and constructions.
While each may throw up similar issues (such as missing planning consents or boundary issues), they are very different and achieve very different purposes.
Our solicitors at Homeward Legal are willing and happy to explain anything you don't understand in the conveyancing, because you need to know what you're getting for our competitively-priced fixed fee. Call our team on 0800 038 6699.
Should I get my short lease extended before selling?
Buyers are becoming increasingly wary of buying leaseholds with less than 90 years to run because, first, the cost of increasing a leasehold is becoming far more expensive, and, second, mortgage companies are becoming increasingly reticent to lend money to buy leases that have dropped below the 80-year mark (indeed, this will be one of the criteria that they set to ensure their investment is protected).
As a result, buyers will often insist that the leasehold be extended back up to the 99-year or 125-year typical thresholds before going ahead and buying it. So, as the current leaseholder, you will almost certainly be expected to do the legal work required to extend the lease to a level that buyers will be happy with.
If I’m putting my furniture and other things in storage, will the process take longer?
There shouldn’t be any reason why your move would take longer than a standard removal if you are pitting your belongings into storage. In fact, in some instances, it might be beneficial for the chain and your completion on the sale, since you are likely to incur fewer delays in the process because you can put your furniture and other things in storage before the event.
Whatever your plans, it’s worth mentioning them to your conveyancing solicitor so that they know the logistics on the day of completion, and may even be able to provide advice and pointers on what to consider before the day to ensure things move more smoothly.
I am intending to buy a barn conversion in the parish of Castleton. Is a chancel search specified?
A property lawyer could recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair can be imposed on the current owners of a building where Parochial Church Councils have previously chosen not to do so, so it can be difficult to use this as a guide.