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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Aldersgate

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend carry out right to buy conveyancing in Aldersgate?

We do have a number of conveyancing solicitors carrying out right to buy conveyancing work Please call the lawyers listed with a view to obtain a costs calculation.

I am helping my sister sell her house in Aldersgate. Does the conveyancer commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, energy assessments was left as a compulsory part of moving property. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is marketed. This is not a task that solicitors normally organise. If you are using a Aldersgate conveyancing practitioner they might help arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established local accredited person

is it true that all Aldersgate solicitor firms on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel are regulated by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the practice would be overseen by the CLC.

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Aldersgate. I have a mortgage offer with Skipton. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Skipton, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Skipton conveyancing panel.

Will our conveyancer be raising questions about flooding during the conveyancing in Aldersgate.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Aldersgate. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Aldersgate, fully expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Aldersgate. The standard information supplied to a purchaser’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the seller to find out whether the premises has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past and is not notified by the owner, then a purchaser could issue a claim for damages stemming from an inaccurate reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers should also order an enviro report. This should disclose whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be carried out.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Aldersgate is the location of the property. Is there any guidance you can give?

Flying freeholds in Aldersgate are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Aldersgate you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Aldersgate may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, yet the selling agent has warned us that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct their recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family solicitor who is accustomed to conveyancing in Aldersgate

It is improbable the sellers are driving this. Should the seller require ‘a quick sale', alienating a motivated buyer is going to damage their objectives. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your preferred Aldersgate conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will earn their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by head office.

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