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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Byker and Walker

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are a common reason for hinderance in Byker and Walker house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the common causes of hindrances during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Byker and Walker.

I have recentlybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have been shut down. They carried out my conveyancing in Byker and Walker for a purchase of a freehold house 10 months ago. How can I check that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Byker and Walker conveyancing specialists.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Byker and Walker. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Byker and Walker

    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. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants.

Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Byker and Walker in advance of retaining solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies may not give a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Byker and Walker. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

My father-in-law has urged me to use his lawyers for conveyancing in Byker and Walker. Do I follow his recommendation?

There are no two ways about it the best way to select a conveyancing solicitor is to seek referrals from friends or family who have used the firm you're considering.

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