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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chatteris

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Chatteris costs more?

Chatteris leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

We are selling our house in Chatteris. Will my conveyancing practitioner have to be required to be on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel in order to deal with repayment of my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their requirements fairly frequently at the moment.

I am assisting my mother sell her house in Chatteris. Does the conveyancing solicitor order an EPC or should I organise this?

Following the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was kept a compulsory part of moving house. An energy assessment needs to be to hand prior to the property being advertised. It is not a task that law firms ordinarily organise. Where you are instructing a Chatteris conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange energy assessments due to their contacts with reputable local providers

I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Chatteris. I have a mortgage agreed with HSBC. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with HSBC, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the HSBC conveyancing panel.

Intending to buy a maisonette in Chatteris. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Chatteris property lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel.

I am selling my home. My past solicitors have shut. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Chatteris if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Chatteris. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

I only have Sixty One years remaining on my lease in Chatteris. I need to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you or your lawyers have done all that could be expected to locate the lessor. For most situations a specialist would be helpful to try and locate and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the landlord is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer both on proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Chatteris.

I inherited a split level flat in Chatteris, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Chatteris with a long lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2070

You have 51 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures 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 move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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