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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blakeney

I am acquiring a house without a mortgage in Blakeney. I have resided for the previous Seventeen years in Blakeney. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. As I know the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a mortgage, then the vast majority of the Blakeney conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your solicitor will 'advise', perhaps strongly, that you should have searches done, but she has a professional duty to take that path of advice. One thing to bear in mind; if you are intend to dispose of the house at a future date, it will likely be be of interest to your future buyer what the searches disclose. Sometimes premises with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Blakeney should provide you some constructive guidance here.

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in Blakeney. Conveyancing is needed. What happens now?

Now that you are exchanged you will need to retain a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are faced with a fast approaching a drop dead date to complete the deal. Every auction property will ordinarily have an associated legal pack. This will include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the legal pack may provide a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and associated conveyancing documentation pertinent to leasehold premises. You must give this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are organised to complete on the date specified in the contract.

The formalities of my remortgage has taken place for my property in Blakeney. Conveyancing was a necessary evil but I would like to complain about the lender. How does one go about formally complaining?

Almost all banks and building societies have complaints procedures. Your first port of call should be one of the lender’s branches or the Customer Services Team at head office. In most cases complaints to a lender are sorted out very quickly. If you feel the matter is not resolved you can write to Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR with full details of your complaint.

Intending to buy a apartment in Blakeney. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Blakeney solicitor is on the TSB conveyancing panel.

I am buying a new build apartment in Blakeney. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Blakeney

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Blakeney in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will not grant a loan on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Blakeney. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Blakeney to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

The conveyancing solicitors undertaking our conveyancing in Blakeney has sent documents to review that state the land is unregistered with epitome documents. Is it not the case that all houses in Blakeney should be registered?

Whilst the vast majorities of properties in Blakeney are now registered with HMLR there are still a few that remain unregistered. Any property in Blakeney that has been remortgaged since the late 1980’s will have been registered at the HMLR under the compulsory ‘first registration’ scheme. However, if a Blakeney property has not changed hands in that time then it’s likely the old fashioned title deeds will be the only evidence of ownership.Plenty of Blakeney conveyancing lawyers will be capable of dealing with such matters but in the event that uncertainty prevails the conventional advice these days is for the seller’s conveyancer to address the registration formalities first and then deal with the sale conveyance - this no doubt result in a protracted transaction.

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