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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clayton

It may have been a long time coming a mortgage agreement from HSBC for the remortgage of my 2 room garden flat is due any day now. Could you suggest a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Clayton?

You have come to the wrong site to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Clayton. We can offer you value for money conveyancing but we do not work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be swayed by organisations seducing you with ninety nine pound conveyancing in Clayton. The optimum result, in deciding on low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst you will end up being stung for additional fees and still not get the service required.

Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Clayton?

If you are buying a property in Clayton your solicitor will request that you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Generally this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. When the deposit is payable against the purchase price then this should be required immediately ahead of exchange of contracts. The final balance that is needed should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

My wife and I have a 4 bedroom Victorian house in Clayton. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and National Westminster Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking National Westminster Bank to clarify?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Clayton and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Clayton. Conveyancing lawyers assured me that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Clayton should include some of the following:

    You should have a good understanding of the insurance obligations Whether the landlord has obligations to ensure rights of quiet enjoyment over your premises and do you know what it means in practice? What you can do if another tenant in the building is in violation of a provision in their lease? The length of the lease term. You should be advised as what happens when the lease ends, and aware of the importance of the 80 year mark if lease provides for a reserve account for major works?
For a comprehensive list of information to be included in your report on your leasehold property in Clayton please enquire of your solicitor in ahead of your conveyancing in Clayton.

Clayton Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the tenants benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is usually employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. It would be a good idea to enquire if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is very common in Clayton leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Clayton. If you like the propertyin Clayton yet your dog can’t move with you then you have a very difficult decision.

I have selected a Clayton conveyancing solicitor for our house purchase (first time buyers) and have noticed in the engagement letter that they are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Am I right to be worried or is that the norm with conveyancing practitioner?

We can't see why they should be. Most solicitor don't lend money. They will be regulated by the SRA, who set strict rules in relation to amounts sitting by them.

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