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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Alford

Can the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend execute conveyancing in Alford by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. You should contact us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to availability.

How does conveyancing in Alford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Alford approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because developers in Alford typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Alford or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Alford prior to retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor advised that some lenders may refuse to issue a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Alford. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Alford especially if they are familiar with such properties in Alford.

My company is planning to take over a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed costs for non-domestic conveyancing in Alford for less than £2000?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Alford, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to acquire or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right firm. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or call us so that we can supply you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Should one remove a deceased person's details from the title deeds for a property in Alford?

If a Alford property is co-owned and one of the proprietors passes away, their name will not immediately be removed from the Land Registry title. It is not necessary to amend the title as when it comes to a disposal your conveyancer would simply need to evidence why the co proprietor is not a party to the transfer, ordinarily this takes the form of a grant of probate.

With a view to making things smoother in the future you may apply to have the deceased name erased from the title register by applying to HMLR with evidence of the death. There is no charge from the Registry for this service.

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