How can I buy the freehold of the building in which I’m purchasing a flat?
When you buy a leasehold flat (usually for a lease lasting a long time), it means that you don’t own the building or the land on which it is built. If you want to buy the freehold of the building (either yourself or with other flat-owners), you’ll need to meet a few legal criteria before that can happen (such as the number of flats, the purpose to which the majority of the building is put to, and the number of flat-owners willing to by the freehold).
One additional point to note is that the shorter the lease on any flat, the greater the price of the freehold is likely to be.
You should talk to other residents about your plan as well as finding out how much the freehold will be and getting a professional valuation. Once you are in a position to move ahead, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor to manage the legal aspect of the planned purchase.
Homeward Legal's solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all types of freehold and leasehold purchases. So call us now on 0800 038 6699 and we'll guide you through the process and assign you to one of the best solicitors.
Is your panel of solicitors geared up for move quickly on the conveyancing of property auction properties in Laindon?
Indeed we are property auction specialists and frequently carry out work for buyers and sellers at auction. Conveyancers usually recommend bidders to appoint a suitable solicitor prior to the day of the auction to allow adequate time for a title report. Immediately following the property auction date the conveyancing solicitor is wholly ready for briskly completing the legal work inside the limited time as conventionally required .
Which Laindon mortgage lender panels are you on?
The Homeward Legal partnership are able to work with all the major lenders serving home purchasers in Laindon. Lenders and mortgage specialists in Laindon include MTS Mortgages, 21a Grover Walk, Corringham, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 7LP, Chamberlin Financial Ltd, 39b Ethelred Gdns, Wickford, SS11 7EX, and MortgageFriendly.Net, 51 High St, Billericay, CM12 9AX. The Laindon solicitor handling the work for your sale or purchase will be able to address any specific requests your lender may have.
The vendor has unfortunately fitted roof antenna on the home in Laindon which I think might infringe on nearby conservation area rules
The solicitor is required to determine if the property is within a designated conservation area and whether any modifications have the required consent from the Basildon planning authority.
The internet is full of an increasing number useful resources about how to do DIY conveyancing. Do we need to spend money on a Laindon property solicitor ?
There is absolutely no argument why a home seller cannot decide to take care of the bulk of the conveyancing without a qualified lawyer in Laindon.
The truth is however that a property lawyer in Laindon handles a huge number of tasks including chasing replies to requisitions or interpreting management accounts many of which really need a skilled professional. Even more importantly DIY conveyancers do not have sufficient indemnity insurance which solicitors firms will pay for.
How can a Laindon property solicitor report on the risk and history of floods around Laindon?
A necessary step in the conveyancing protocol of buying a property involves the solicitor carrying out conveyancing and environmental searches that give certain details on the Laindon area flood risk.
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.