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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burnopfield

As a first time buyer what is the most important number one tip you can impart concerning purchase conveyancing in Burnopfield?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Burnopfield and elsewhere in England and Wales is often a confrontational process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there is plenty of opportunity for friction between you and others involved in the transaction. For instance, the vendor, selling agent and sometimes a mortgage company. Appointing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Burnopfield is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a definite emergence in the "blame" culture- someone must be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your conveyancer above the other parties in the home moving process.

My wife and I are selling our house in Burnopfield and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an online conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Burnopfield. Having lived in Burnopfield for three years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Burnopfield concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 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 premises 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.

How does conveyancing in Burnopfield differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Burnopfield come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Burnopfield typically purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Burnopfield or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a leasehold apartment up to £195,000 and identified one near me in Burnopfield I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Burnopfield for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

If you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

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