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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belford

I was recommended to a solicitor who has sent a quote for just over a thousand pound for no move no fee conveyancing in Belford. I’m selling a Edwardian property for £300,000. This appears expensive. Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Belford?

The charges are a little high. If you shop around you might decrease the fees slightly by perhaps a hundred pounds. That being said, you maycome to rue opting for an an untested solicitor. Don't forget to check that the conveyancer can represent your bank. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Belford conveyancing firm on the banks approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Belford.

Have just purchased a repossessed house at auction in Belford. Conveyancing is necessary. What happens now?

Now that you have for in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you now have to find a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are faced with a fast approaching deadline in which to complete the deal. All auction property will ordinarily have a bespoke auction set of papers. This should include most,if not all of the paperwork that your solicitor requires. If you have purchased leasehold premises the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing paperwork relating to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor as soon as possible. Do make sure that that you have the requisite funding in order to complete on the on the contractual date .

I have a mortgage with Virgin Money for my property in Belford. Conveyancing was finalised some time ago. In the event that I decide to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Virgin Money?

Your original mortgage agreement with Virgin Money will provide that you need their approval before letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Virgin Money’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Virgin Money will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Virgin Money directly. You need not do this via a Virgin Money conveyancing panel lawyer.

UBS have agreed my mortgage in principle, my bid on a flat in Belford has been agreed to, what happens next?

The property agent will need to be informed of your property lawyer's details (be sure the property lawyers are on the lender’s approved list). Contact UBS or your broker and complete any outstanding forms. UBS will appoint a valuer who will get in contact with the estate agent or seller to book an appointment. Once carried out (assuming no problems) it takes approximately a week for the mortgage offer to be issued. UBS will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The legal work will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Belford.

I purchased a semi-detached Georgian property in Belford. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Nationwide Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Belford and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the work.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Belford and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Belford. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Belford area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Belford. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Belford. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Belford Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    It would be wise to discover if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example some leases prohibit pets being permitted in certain buildings in Belford. If you like the propertyin Belford but your dog is not allowed to live with you then you will be faced difficult compromise. What restrictions are there in the Belford Lease? You should be aware if it is fewer than 80 years it will affect the salability of the apartment. Check with your lender that they are content with remaining years on the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the property for two years before you are entitled to carry out a lease extension.

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