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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Castleford

Will lawyers ask for money up-front when it comes to conveyancing in Castleford?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Castleford your solicitor will request that you put them with monies to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is asked for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. If any down payment is as part of the purchase price then this should be required shortly in advance of contracts are exchanged. The closing balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

I require expedited conveyancing in Castleford as I have a deadline to complete within one month. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not getting a mortgage you are at liberty not to do searches although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Castleford the following are examples of what can crop up and therefore affect future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Outstanding Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Castleford?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Castleford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am buying a new build flat in Castleford. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Castleford

    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. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.

My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the estate agent advised that the seller will only issue a contract if we instruct the agent's preferred lawyers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a high street solicitor used to conveyancing in Castleford

We suspect that the seller is not behind this request. If they want ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is going to damage their objectives. Try to communicate with the sellers directly and make sure they comprehend that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you intend to instruct your own,trusted Castleford conveyancing firm - rather thanthose that will give their estate agent a introducer fee or meet his conveyancing thresholds demanded by head office.

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