I really need to exchange contracts on the sale of a leasehold apartment within 5 weeks, are Homeward Legal fast solicitors in Long Eaton ?
Yes. We maintain that our CQS solicitors always take a take charge approach when carrying out the conveyancing process Homeward Legals solicitors will always communicate end to end throughout the chain buyer and seller chain and that always implement cutting edge integrated systems to exchange on the sale with minimal stress.
The vendor appears to have installed roof antenna to the maisonette in Long Eaton which I think may exclude local conservation area rules
The lawyer will make enquiries to verify if the property is within a designated conservation area, and if so, whether any alterations have requisite permission.
As a result of the flooding in Sept 2012 in the East Midlands, I am apprehensive that environmental searches might not be sufficient?
Property environmental searches carried out by your property solicitor in Long Eaton should include the far more thorough flood search if required.
If you remain still worried you could contact a close neighbour.
Should I organize a private purchase of items on the Fixtures and Fittings form?
This would be very unwise as the Fixtures and Fittings Form (TA10) forms part of the contract, and it lists all the items that the seller is planning to leave at the property with an agreed price for anything they want money for.
To try to organise a private sale outside of this clear and controlled process may result in difficulties later on in the process, which is precisely why this form is in place. If you want something to remain that’s not listed on the Fixtures and Fittings Form, raise a query through your solicitor so that negotiations may be formally carried out.
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Should I accept an offer on my home if I haven’t found one to buy?
From your prospective buyer’s standpoint, they are not going to want to wait around for you to find somewhere to move to necessarily, meaning that they might drop out of the process to look for a property that is more readily available. However, you might want to have the discussion with your estate agent as to the best way to manage this as part of the process of putting your house on the market.
It’s not always going to be easy for everyone in the chain to have everything lined up from mortgage offers, sale price agreements, solicitors, surveys and so on. Therefore, you can be honest and tell your prospective buyer that, while you’re accepting the price, you haven’t completed your part in the chain; if they are unhappy with this, your other option is to consider a short-term rental or moving in with friends temporarily to protect the sale.
With our experienced solicitors at low, fixed-fee quotes with 'No Completion, No Fee' protection, Homeward Legal is in the best position to look after your conveyancing. Call us now on 0800 038 6699 to get started.
What individual property should the property lawyer in Long Eaton do when buying a Long Eaton building?
The normal conveyancing protocol is to obtain the following Local Authority (council), Drainage and Water Search (CON29DW or personal), Environmental and Lead Mining Search, and possibly area-specific searches e.g. a Land charges full Search.
Why is it silly to buy a leasehold with less than 99 years to run?
In large part, if a leasehold drops below 90 years, it’s because mortgage companies will not be willing to lend money to purchase the leasehold. They will almost certainly have a stipulation on the length of the leasehold as part of their criteria for lending.
Most buyers are very aware of this and the trend is for an insistence of the sellers to provide an extension back up to the 99-year or 125-year thresholds before considering its purchase. Otherwise, even if you can finance it, eventually you’ll have to consider the legal cost of extending the lease yourself.