Having sold my house in Claydon last April yet the purchaser is e-mailing me complaining that their solicitor needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
After completion of your house sale your lawyer is duty bound to send the transfer documentation and all additional paperwork to the buyer’s solicitors. Where relevant, your conveyancer should also send confirmation that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been redeemed to the purchasers solicitors. There are no post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Claydon.
I have a decision in principle. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to appoint their panel solicitor as I would prefer to appoint a high street conveyancing solicitor in Claydon?
Do check but the chances are that appoint one of their panel lawyers if you want the "fee-free" incentive. Call the lender to see if they allow a monetary alternative. Some mortgage companies have previously offered a £250 cashback as an alternative in which case you could put that amount towards your preferred conveyancing solicitor in Claydon.
I was pointed in your direction by three or four local selling agents in Claydon to get a quote from a property lawyer on your site. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to offer your services over a competitor’s?
We don’t give any financial incentive for sending work in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission because members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
As co-executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but live in Claydon. My lawyer (who is 250 kilometers awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Claydon who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are located in Claydon
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently been informed that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Claydon. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Claydon are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Claydon in which case you should be shopping around for a Claydon conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in dealing with leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’spermission to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your lawyer should appraise you on the various issues.
Claydon Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying
Make sure you investigate if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Claydon leases that pets are not permitted in in a block in Claydon. If you love the flatin Claydon however your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult compromise. Generally speaking the outlay for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, although there some managing agents in Claydon ask leaseholders to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance.