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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Carlisle

Please could you suggest a Coventry Building Society approved Carlisle conveyancing conveyancer that can complete within 10 days? Would it be better to use a high street Carlisle practice or a web based conveyancer?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Carlisle conveyancing firms. Another option is to visit the main road in Carlisle. Visit a couple of law practices and ask to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Discuss your expectations together with your reasons and get an assurance on your deadline. Choose the one that appears most efficient.

Do conveyancers request an advanced payment for conveyancing in Carlisle?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Carlisle your lawyer will request that you place them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the Local Authority Search. If any deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be asked for shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due should be transferred shortly before completion.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Carlisle is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Carlisle are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Carlisle you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Carlisle may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Last February I purchased a leasehold flat in Carlisle. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation 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. However, 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).

I acquired a studio flat in Carlisle, conveyancing was carried out October 2006. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable properties in Carlisle with over 90 years remaining are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2088

With just 69 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

We own a leasehold flat in Carlisle. Conveyancing was finished in 2011. I have read on various consumer forums that I should not let the the remaining lease term to get too low. Why is that a problem?

Carlisle domestic long term leases are for a fixed period - often 99 years when they are first granted. However a significant flats in Carlisle were constructed or converted in the 70’s80’s and so such leases now have less than eighty years left to run. This may sound like plenty of time but Banks, Building Societies and other mortgage companies generally need leases to have at least 75 years remaining to be mortgageable. Accordingly when you come to sell the property you will need to extend the term of your lease if you are getting close to eighty years. To increase your property value you should be thinking about whether to extend your lease long before you come to sell it. Furthermore strong financial reasons to doing so before the lease reaches even 80 years as when the lease falls below 80 years the premium to be paid to extend starts to escalate.

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