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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bethesda

Should lawyers ask for money on account when it comes to conveyancing in Bethesda?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Bethesda your lawyer will request that you place them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is needed to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the deposit is as part of the total price then this should be asked for shortly before contracts are exchanged. The final balance that is needed will be payable shortly before completion.

I acquired my apartment on 5 March and the transaction details is not yet registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Bethesda expressed confidence that it will be concluded inside ten days. Are transfers in Bethesda uniquely lengthy to register?

There is nothing unique when it comes to conveyancing in Bethesda registration formalities. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and whether the Land registry must send notices to any 3rd parties. As of today in the region of three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Registration is effected once the purchaser is living at the premises therefore registration formalities is not always an essential issue but if there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Bethesda in advance of retaining lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks tend not give a mortgage on a flying freehold house.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bethesda. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Bethesda to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

We're novice buyers - had an offer accepted, but the estate agent has warned us that the seller will only go ahead if we instruct the agent's preferred solicitors as they need a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Bethesda

We suspect that the owner is not behind this requirement. Should the owner want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is not the way to achieve this. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you are going to instruct your own,trusted Bethesda conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will give the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing figures pre-set by head office.

What advice can you give us when it comes to choosing a Bethesda conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Bethesda conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Bethesda conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then why not? Can they put you in touch with clients in Bethesda who can give a testimonial?

Bethesda Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before buying

    What is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they can either make life much simpler or much more difficult. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often at the mercy of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day issues such as the upkeep of the common parts. Ask prospective neighbours what they think of them. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically what you get for your money.

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