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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnage

I am the sole beneficiary of my late grandmother’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Burnage. The Burnage property was put into my name in December. I plan to dispose of the house. I understand that there is a CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship will be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in December. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook instructs conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be impacted by that. many banks would take a pragmatic view as this clause chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

Can I be sure that the Burnage conveyancing solicitor on the Coventry BS panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Burnage getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your transaction.

After months of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Burnage. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an advanced payment of £225. A few days later, the solicitor called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nationwide panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

Will my lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Burnage.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors dealing with homes in Burnage. There are those who acquire a property in Burnage, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that can be initiated by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which should figure out the risks in Burnage. The conventional set of completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a standard question of the owner to discover if the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the seller, then a buyer could commence a compensation claim as a result of such an incorrect response. A buyer’s solicitors will also carry out an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations will need to be made.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Burnage prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. My surveyor advised that some lenders tend not give a loan on such a premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Burnage. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Burnage to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Burnage with the aim of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Burnage can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers.
  • Some Burnage leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the purchasers or their lawyers. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being put on the market. The buyers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where a dispute is ongoing. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than unresolved. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be advisable verify this via your conveyancers. A buyer’s conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to to exchange contracts if the lease term is below 80 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your home on the market for sale.

Burnage Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

    What is the the remaining lease term? Its a good idea to discover as much as you can concerning the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the proprietor of a leasehold property you are frequently at the mercy of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day issues such as the cleanliness of the communal areas. Enquire of other people what they think of them. In conclusion, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the service charge to the managing agents and specifically what it includes. Plenty Burnage leasehold flats will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. If you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this liability, usually periodically throughout the year. This could be anything from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built buildings. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay yearly, normally this is not a significant figure, say about £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be many hundreds of pounds.

After what seems like an age a loan agreement from a bank for the refinancing of my 2 bedroom flat is expected within the next few days. Can you suggest a low cost remortgage conveyancing solicitor in Burnage ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the cheapest conveyancing in Burnage. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Resist the temptation to appoint companies offering low cost conveyancing in Burnage.At best, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up being stung for additional fee and still not receive the service required.

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