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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billingham

We were just about to sign contracts for a ground floor flat in Billingham. We encountered a snag. The mortgage offer with Nationwide Building Society expires on 27/3/2023 but the sellers are suggesting a completion date of 29/3/2023. Is it possible to prolong the loan expiry date?

The person best placed to deal with your question is your lawyer who will assess if they should be discussing with the mortgage broker, seller’s lawyers, estate agents or indeed all three based on the history of your house move as of today.

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Billingham? Why is this being asked of me?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering regulations require solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the ID of the person or body they are dealing with prior to agreeing to accepting their conveyancing business. The Terms of Engagement that you are required to sign will no doubt reaffirm this. Your lender will also require certain documents to be checked. Where you are unwilling to provide identification documents, your conveyancer will not be able to take you on as a client.

What does commercial conveyancing in Billingham cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Billingham covers a wide array of services, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I am a fortnight into a residential purchase having been recommend to conveyancers by the estate agent to do our conveyancing in Billingham. We are not happy. Could you help me find new conveyancers?

A solicitor would need to be really bad to suggest replacing them. Has your mortgage been issued? In the event that it has you need to inform them of the new conveyancer and ensure the offer are re-issued. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the banks approved list to avoid added costs and frustration. That should be your first question of the new conveyancers. Our find a solicitor tool should help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Billingham

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Billingham. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Billingham ?

Most houses in Billingham are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Billingham so you should seriously consider looking for a Billingham conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

Billingham Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    Who is in charge of the block? This information is useful as a) areas could result in problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the running of the building you will want to have full disclosure Plenty Billingham leasehold properties will incur a service charge for the upkeep of the block invoiced by the landlord. If you buy the flat you will have to pay this contribution, normally periodically accross the year. This can vary from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large communal areas. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, ordinarily this is not a significant sum, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be prohibitively expensive.

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