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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Beccles

How does conveyancing in Beccles differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Beccles contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because new home sellers in Beccles typically purchase 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 property lawyers 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 Beccles or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Beccles is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?

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

How do I search for a Beccles law firm on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing panel? I am a keen cyclist and am willing to travel upto 20miles to meet the conveyancer.

You can use the facility on this page. Please choose the mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Beccles conveyancing lawyers locally. We have detailed some Beccles conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can contact them to verify whether they are on the Skipton Building Society panel

I only have 68 years left on my flat in Beccles. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What are my options?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent may be useful to conduct investigations and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a property lawyer both on devolving into the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Beccles.

Beccles Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing

    You should want to discover as much as you can about the company managing the building as they will either make your life much simpler or much more difficult. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to practical matters such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Don't be shy to ask other people what they think of their service. Finally, be sure you discover the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money. Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that could increase the service charges?

I have read on various consumer advice websites that when selecting a conveyancing firm they must be approved by your lender. This is my first house move but I have an offer in principle from HSBC and I already have a high street conveyancing solicitor in Beccles at the ready. Can Nat West Bank require an approved conveyancer to be selected? If so, where do I find that list so I can pick a conveyancing solicitor in Beccles?

You need to choose a solicitor that is on the Nat West Bank panel. Simply ring your preferred Beccles conveyancing solicitor to check if they are on the Nat West Bank panel. If they are not approved you have numerous options open to you here:

  • Complete the purchase with your chosen Beccles solicitor but Nat West Bank will no doubt retain a conveyancing practitioner on their approved list. The net impact is additional fees and likely frustration.
  • Choose a fresh conveyancer to act in the purchase, obviously checking they are on the Nat West Bank conveyancing panel.
  • Convince your conveyancing practitioner to pull out all the stops to get listed on the Nat West Bank panel of solicitors.

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