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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Audenshaw

The sellers of the home we are purchasing are using a conveyancing solicitor in Audenshaw who has suggested a lock out contract with a non-refundable deposit of 5k. Are such arrangements generally advanced for Audenshaw conveyancing transactions?

This form of arrangement is unusual in Audenshaw, conveyancers will often encourage clients away from them as they detract from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer at best left with an upset client and at worst a litigious one. Furthermore, there is no certainty that just because the owner has entered into an exclusivity contract they will sell to you. They may be tempted to break the agreement if they receive a large enough incentive to do so because an aggrieved claimant with the benefit of a exclusivity agreement will still be obliged show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not equalise the extra amount that your vendor may gain by reneging on the agreement, however morally shameful the behaviour is.

I own a freehold residence in Audenshaw but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Audenshaw and has limited impact for conveyancing in Audenshaw but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

My Conveyancer in Audenshaw is not on the Chelsea Building Society Approved Panel. Is it possible for me to use my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Chelsea Building Society panel?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Audenshaw lawyers but Chelsea Building Society will need to retain a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will result in additional total legal charges as well as result in delays.
  2. Choose a new practitioner to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Convince your lawyer to do everything within their powers to join the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel

I am helping my mother sell her property in Audenshaw. Will the solicitor arrange the EPC or do I organise this?

Following the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments remained a mandatory element of selling a property. An energy assessment must be to hand in advance of the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily organise. If you are instructing a Audenshaw conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange energy performance certificates due to their contacts with long established Audenshaw energy assessors

When it comes to lenders such as RBS, do Audenshaw lawyers have to pay an annual charge to be on the conveyancing panel?

We are not aware of any bank fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel submission.

Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Skipton. Audenshaw conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Skipton to send the offer to the solicitor?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Skipton completed the valuation? Have you informed Skipton as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Skipton conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.

I note that you have a post code search directory listing law firms on the bank conveyancing panel. Do Audenshaw conveyancing companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for my conveyancing?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the bank conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to the any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Audenshaw.

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