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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishop Auckland

I am in the throes of porting my current residential loan to a Buy to Let Skipton Building Society mortgage. The bank has said that I require a conveyancer as part of the process. I spoke to my former Bishop Auckland conveyancing solicitor who dealt with the legals when I originally acquired the house. The costs illustration e-mailed to me of £450 plus VAT has surprised me as I am not require purchase conveyancing - it’s simply a bog-standard refinance.

The estimate does seem a little on the high side. If you you were to look around you could get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by perhaps £100 plus VAT. That being said, providing that you were pleased with the assistance the firm gave you maylive to regret opting for an a cheaper conveyancer. Don't forget to enquire that the conveyancer can represent Skipton Building Society. You can use our search tool to get a quote a Bishop Auckland conveyancing firm on the Skipton Building Society member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland.

I am purchasing a new build house in Bishop Auckland with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated 6k of additionals instead. The sale representative told me not reveal to my conveyancer about the deal as it may affect my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Bishop Auckland is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Bishop Auckland are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Bishop Auckland you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Bishop Auckland may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

My husband and I may need to sub-let our Bishop Auckland garden flat temporarily due to a career opportunity. We instructed a Bishop Auckland conveyancing firm in 2001 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time seek any advice as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Your lease governs the relationship between the landlord and you the flat owner; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is prohibited, or permitted but only subject to certain conditions. The rule is that if the lease contains no specific ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. Most leases in Bishop Auckland do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a provision would undoubtedly devalue the property. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly supplying a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.

I bought a 1 bedroom flat in Bishop Auckland, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable flats in Bishop Auckland with a long lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease finishes on 21st October 2100

With just 80 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Why do Bishop Auckland conveyancing fees differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

When acquiring a leasehold property there is more work involved purely due to the fact that usually there are further parties involved in the form of the freeholder and/or Management Agents. As part of a lawyers enquiries they will check that all ground rent and service charges are paid up to date amongst other general leasehold matters. For this reason, the Sellers lawyers usually have to refer to the freeholder or Managing Agent for their replies to our questions. This may be time consuming and beyond the lawyers control

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