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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Acocks Green

Can the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend carry out auction conveyancing in Acocks Green?

There are a number of niche solicitors we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Acocks Green is just one of the many locations in which our lawyers have a presence.

This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Acocks Green. Do I pick up the keys to the house on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will find a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Acocks Green?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the completion advance to the owner’s lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be called to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.

My father pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Acocks Green there may be various restrictions preventing external alterations to the property. Is this right?

There are a number of properties in Acocks Green which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Acocks Green should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We previously chose conveyancers locally in Acocks Green on the Nationwide solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me a supplemental charge for handling the Nationwide mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee set by Nationwide?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or estimate then yes your solicitor is entitled to charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by Nationwide but by your Acocks Green conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Nationwide panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee but many practices incorporate it on their overall fee.

I'm converting the mortgage on my existing house to a BTL mortgage with Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a deposit on another property. The neighborhood we are interested in is Acocks Green. Will your conveyancers be able to act for the two lenders and link together the conveyances?

Do use our search tool on this site to ensure that the lawyers are approved by both mortgage companies. On the basis that they are the solicitor should be able to connect the two deals but you should talk with you lawyer and specify your expectations and requirements.

I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Acocks Green for my sale. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a solicitors record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could monitor call for training reasons.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have subsequently discovered that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Acocks Green. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Acocks Green are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Acocks Green in which case you should be shopping around for a Acocks Green conveyancing practitioner and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a lessee you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Acocks Green - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    What prohibitions exist in the Acocks Green Lease? Most Acocks Green leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building levied on behalf of the management company. Should you acquire the flat you will have to pay this charge, usually periodically during the year. This may be anything from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a significant amount, say around £50-£100 but you should to check as on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive.

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