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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bilston

In what way does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Bilston? What am I being asked for?

To satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations any Bilston conveyancing firm will require evidence of your identity in all conveyancing matters. This is normally satisfied by provision of a passport and an original bank statement or utility account showing your correct address.

In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, property lawyers are duty bound to validate not only the ID of conveyancing clients but also the origin of fund that they receive in respect of any matter. Refusal to disclose this will result in your lawyer ending their retainer with you, as clearly this will cause a conflict between the set Regulations and a refusal to disclose.

Your property lawyers will have an obligation to make a disclosure to the relevant authorities should they consider that any monies received by them may contravene the Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules.

I have todaybecome aware that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Bilston for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 18 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest way to check if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bilston conveyancing specialists.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Bilston in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks will not issue a loan on this type of property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Halifax. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bilston. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Bilston to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Bilston. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Bilston ?

The majority of houses in Bilston are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Bilston in which case you should be looking for a Bilston conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a lessee you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will advise you fully on all the issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Bilston - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    It would be a good idea to investigate if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. By way of example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in certain buildings in Bilston. If you love the propertyin Bilston yet your dog is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a difficult decision. The answer will be useful as a) areas can cause problems for the building as the common areas may start to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will need to know about it How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments?

Finally, a mortgage offer from a bank for the refinancing of my 3 bedroom garden flat is coming imminently. Are you able to suggest a cheap remortgage conveyancing law firm in Bilston ?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of the cheapest conveyancing solicitors in Bilston. Our intention is to offer cost effective conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by companies offering £99 conveyancing in Bilston.At best, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will get what you pay for and at worst you will end up paying a lot in additional fee and still not get the service required.

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