My best friend’s uncle is a solicitor. I am hopeful that I'll be able to get friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Alnwick?
It’s wise to look for two or three conveyancing quotes. Make use of our comparison tool on this page. The fees seem to contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between property lawyers as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
About to place an offer on a leasehold apartment in Alnwick. The property agents assure me that it is normal for flats in Alnwick to have less than 75 years remaining. I am obtaining a mortgage with Tesco Bank. Is this going to be acceptable if the lease has 72 years unexpired.
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Tesco Bank have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 3/7/2019 the requirements read as follows :
For new build properties, the following lease terms are not acceptable:
- The unexpired lease term on a new build flat is less than 125 years
- The unexpired lease term on a new build house is less than 250 years
If the lease cannot be amended to comply with the above, the case cannot proceed. Please advise us immediately where the case cannot proceed.
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What does a local search inform me concerning the house my wife and I purchasing in Alnwick?
Alnwick conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example PSG The local search is essential in every Alnwick conveyancing purchase; that is if you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.
My husband and I are 3 weeks into a leasehold purchase having been directed to conveyancers by the high street agent to handle our conveyancing in Alnwick. I am am very dissatisfied with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new solicitors?
They would need to be very poor to suggest changing them. Has the loan offer been issued? If so you must inform them of the new contact details and get the loan are re-issued. Your conveyancer should be on the lenders panel to avoid added fees and frustration. So that should be your first question of the new lawyers. The find a solicitor tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Alnwick
I happen to be an executor of my recently deceased mother’s Will, with a property in Alnwick which is to be marketed. The property is unregistered at the Land Registry and I'm told that some EAs will insist that it is done before they'll proceed. What's the procedure for this?
In the circumstances that you have set out it seems advisable to apply to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. The Land Registry’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.