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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Allenton

How does conveyancing in Allenton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Allenton come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is finished. This is because developers in Allenton tend to acquire the site, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Allenton or who has acted in the same development.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Allenton in advance of appointing lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. Our surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may refuse to issue a mortgage on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Allenton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Allenton especially if they are familiar with such properties in Allenton.

As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but live in Allenton. My lawyer (approximately 260 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Allenton to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Allenton

Looking forward to complete next month on a basement flat in Allenton. Conveyancing solicitors inform me that they report fully next week. What should I be looking out for?

The report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Allenton should include some of the following:

    What options are open to you if a neighbour breaches a clause of their lease? You must be informed what constitutes a Nuisance as far as the lease is concerned Whether the lease restricts you from renting out the flat, or having a home office for business Do you need to have carpet in the flat or are you allowed wood flooring? Your lawyers should enable you to have an understanding of the building insurance obligations
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Allenton please enquire of your solicitor in advance of your conveyancing in Allenton.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Allenton - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the leaseholders benefit from control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed where the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. This information is useful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to have all the details Where a Allenton lease has fewer than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the flat. It is worth checking with your bank that they are content with residual term of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. For most Allentonlease extensions you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for two years in order to be entitled to exercise a lease extension.

Our lawyer in Allenton is asking me for identification documents stating that this forms part of his retainer as a conveyancer on the lender Conveyancing panel. Can this be correct?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the bank. This is not specific to conveyancing in Allenton

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