Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Cheshire is more expensive?
Cheshire 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're in Cheshire, First time buyers purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Nottingham , and our lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no property lawyer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
I am selling our home in Cheshire and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers used an internet conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Cheshire. Having lived in Cheshire for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that there is no issue.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer already. Are they able to advise? You need to enquire of 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 sickness)
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Cheshire is where the house is located. Can you offer any guidance?
Flying freeholds in Cheshire are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Cheshire you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Cheshire may determine 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 property.
My partner has suggested that I appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in Cheshire. Should I choose my own conveyancer?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Cheshire conveyancing lawyer the ideal way to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to have feedback from friends or relatives who have experience in using the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.