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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chester

My previous lawyer has quoted £1400 for no move no fee conveyancing in Chester. I’m hoping to sell a newly refurbished detached home for £275,000. Is this over the top? Is it above the average fee for conveyancing in Chester?

The estimate does seem a tad steep. If you are prepared to spend time comparing costs you may be able to shave off some of the expense by as much as a hundred pounds. That being said, you couldlive to regret choosing an a cheaper lawyer. If is important to be sure that the firm can represent your bank. Do use our comparison tool to find a Chester conveyancing practice on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Chester.

The Chester conveyancing solicitors that I recently instructed on my house acquisition in Chester have suddenly shut down. I chose them because I needed a solicitor on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and my preferred Chester lawyer was not. I issued them a cheque for two hundred pounds in advance. What do I do now?

Assuming that you have an Estate Agent in the equation then let them know immediately so that they advise the vendors that there may be a slight delay due to reasons beyond your control. Hopefully they will be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You will need to appoint new lawyers that are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new lawyers should be in a position to assist.

It has been 2 months following my purchase conveyancing in Chester concluded. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

I am buying a new build apartment in Chester. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chester

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

All being well we will complete our sale of a £150,000 apartment in Chester next Thursday. The management company has quoted £420 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Chester?

For the majority of leasehold sales in Chester conveyancing will involve, queries regarding the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence questions Where consent is required before sale in Chester Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your conveyancer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Chester leasehold property is £350. For Chester conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Chester, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Chester with an extended lease are worth £255,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2093

With 73 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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