Do we need a chancel search? We are buying in Lower Sunbury.
In Lower Sunbury, where land was once owned by a lay rectors, new owners of that property may be obliged to fund maintenance of churches. Several sources are used to determine liability in Lower Sunbury, including the Title Register database.
Why does Lower Sunbury purchase conveyancing need such a long time?
The conveyancing process may be lengthy. Homeward Legal seek to minimise their burden by driving the transaction forward. Reasons for delay include problems with arranging a mortgage.
What can a Lower Sunbury conveyancing solicitor advise if the home I am planning to buy is in a Elmbridge planning authority conservation area that possibly has unlawful doors added?
Elmbridge planning authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing should establish whether the Lower Sunbury property a conservation area proof of planning consent for alterations will be requested.
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.
I’ve lost my gas/electrical certificates; will that stop me moving?
There is no legal imperative for you to provide either the gas or electrical safety certificates as the seller; you are required to provide a gas safety certificate on an annual basis, however, if you are planning on letting the property out. The Institution of Electrical Engineers recommends that an electrical certificate be updated at least every ten years or when the property is transferred to a new owner (every 5 years if you are letting the property out).
However, this usually means that this is the responsibility of the buyer with the onus on organising an inspection for a new certificate falling on them.
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