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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Billingham

We instructed a high street firm for my conveyancing in Billingham last week. Upon checking the Ts and Cs it is apparent thatwe are responsible for fees even where the transaction does not complete. Would I be best advised to choose an internet solicitor practice promoting no move no charge conveyancing in Billingham?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Completion No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will tend to be be uplifted to neutralise those cases that do not proceed. Do bear in mind that such offerings tend not to protect you from expenses such your Billingham conveyancing search fees.

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site conduct attended exchange conveyancing in Billingham?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. Please contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to availability.

Are all Billingham Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Coventry BS conveyancing list of approved solicitors?

It is true that some banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the kick off point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. Nevertheless,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to join their panels.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Billingham off the council. I have a mortgage offer with Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Leeds Building Society, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel.

I am due to exchange contracts on my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s mortgage company, Leeds Building Society are being pedantic. The Billingham solicitor who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Leeds Building Society are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Leeds Building Society have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Leeds Building Society have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Leeds Building Society may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Should commercial conveyancing searches disclose impending roadworks that could impact a commercial land in Billingham?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Billingham will order a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Billingham. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Billingham.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Billingham it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately can cause delays to Billingham commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Billingham.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one round the corner in Billingham I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Billingham suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be problematic. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.

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