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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve

Can you vouch for a Britannia sanctioned Bishops Cleeve conveyancing firm who can have us moved in within 28 days? Am I best advised to choose a local Bishops Cleeve practice or an online comparison site?

We can recommend some very good Bishops Cleeve conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Bishops Cleeve. Approach a couple of law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Mention your requirements together with the reasons and get a commitment on your deadline. Select the one that appears most efficient.

3 months have elapsed following my purchase conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the asset from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Bishops Cleeve before retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to give a loan on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you contact us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Bishops Cleeve. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Bishops Cleeve to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Bishops Cleeve. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before my ownership?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Bishops Cleeve - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    You should want to find out as much as possible regarding the company managing the block as they can either make your life much easier or problematic. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to every day issues like the tidiness of the common parts. Ask other tenants if they are happy with their management. Finally, find out the dates that the service charges are due to the appropriate party and specifically what you get for your money. Who manages the block?

Are there any specific benefits to instructing a local lawyer in Bishops Cleeve

Lots of house movers in Bishops Cleeve choose a local conveyancer so that they can visit if they have problems, and to sign paperwork without using the post.

One could argue that there is a distinct advantage when selecting a solicitor local to a house you are buying, due to the familiarity of the region and possible local issues - however this is moot. Most conveyancers are now through email and may be any place in the world.

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