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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Altrincham

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Altrincham is more expensive?

Altrincham leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

Please explain the implications if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Leeds Building Society Solicitor panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Altrincham?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit for a fee.

I have todaybeen informed that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Altrincham for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The easiest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Altrincham conveyancing specialists.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Altrincham is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Altrincham are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Altrincham you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Altrincham may decide 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 property.

I am looking at a two apartments in Altrincham which have in the region of fifty years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Altrincham. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the saleability of the lease deteriorates and results in it becoming more costly to acquire a lease extension. For this reason it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage lenders may be unwilling to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We recommend you get professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Altrincham - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge payments? How is the lease structured? Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the maintenance costs?

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