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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clayton

Finally, a loan offer from Santander for the refinancing of my 3 room garden flat is coming imminently. Are you able to recommend a low cost conveyancing solicitor in Clayton?

You are on the wrong site if you are seeking a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Clayton. Our intention is to offer excellent value conveyancing but we do not advertise as being the cheapest. Avoid the trap of appointing companies offering the bait of £99 conveyancing in Clayton. In your best case scenario, in deciding on low cost conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst it will result in you being stung for additional fees and still not receive the service you were hoping for.

How does conveyancing in Clayton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Clayton approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Clayton usually buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Clayton or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Clayton and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Clayton. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Clayton area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Clayton. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

As co-executor for the will of my grandmother I am selling a property in Cardiff but I am based in Clayton. My lawyer (approximately 235 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec prior to completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Clayton who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Clayton based

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £125,000 flat in Clayton in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, insurance certificate and 3 years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Clayton?

Clayton conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally involves the purchaser’s conveyancer submitting enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address these enquiries most will be content to do so. They are at liberty to levy a reasonable charge for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is technically not due. In reality one has no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to complete the sale of your home.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Clayton - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Many Clayton leasehold flats will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block invoiced by the freeholder. Should you acquire the property you will have to pay this liability, normally in instalments during the year. This can differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large figure, say around £50-£100 but you need to enquire it because occasionally it could be prohibitively expensive. The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants have being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants.

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