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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alderley Edge

The deeds to my home can not be found. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Alderley Edge 4 years ago have long since closed. What are my options?

Gone are the days when you need to hold title original deeds to prove you own the land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

Given that I am about to part with 450k on a two bedroom apartment in Alderley Edge I wish to have a conversation with the solicitor concerning thehome move prior to instructing the firm. Is this something that you can arrange?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the lawyer who will be carrying out your property ownership legalities in Alderley Edge.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is an important individual, not a file reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Alderley Edge should be the figure that you end up paying.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Alderley Edge. I've chance upon a web site which appears to be the perfect offering If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Alderley Edge where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have been given inconsistent advice from local Alderley Edge conveyancing solicitors. Please can you clarify whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension formalities for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer can avoid having to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Alderley Edge - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    What restrictions are contained in the Alderley Edge Lease? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can regarding the company managing the block as they will either make living at the property much simpler or much more difficult. As the owner of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to practical matters like the tidiness of the communal areas. Enquire of prospective neighbours what they think of them. On a final note, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending the funds. Is there a share of the freehold?

I have been informed by numerous family members to expect six to eight weeks for Alderley Edge conveyancing to complete.This was a month ago. The property information was only received from the vendors lawyer last week so does the time start running now?

You should not bank on moving on a set date until exchange of contracts occurs. Regardless of the promises the people you are buying from or selling to make, or your lender gives don't count on them. More stress is caused to clients trying to move home by false promises than any other factor when it comes to conveyancing in Alderley Edge.

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