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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Baldock

Is there a reason to appoint a Baldock conveyancing solicitors firm when internet based alternatives are cheap by comparison?

Its a good idea to scrutinise conveyancing costs in Baldock and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t become consumed with scouring the internet for the cheapest Baldock conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a frustrating move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced conveyancer. Emails can't replace a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. The firms that we work with will find you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of hand holding that you rarely receive from an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will update you as to headway and keep you informed. If you ever need to call the firm you will know who to ask for and they will ensure you are in the know.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Baldock. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 5/2/2019, the requirements read as follows :

I appreciate that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I need this when buying a residence in Baldock? or I am told that there is an ancient law that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary may be liable to pay for repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Baldock?

Unless a prior purchase of the premises took place after 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Baldock to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Baldock?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Baldock. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Baldock before instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies tend refuse to issue a loan on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Baldock. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Baldock especially if they are acquainted with such properties in Baldock.

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