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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Clitheroe

Do lawyers request money up-front for my conveyancing in Clitheroe?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Clitheroe your lawyer will ask you place them with monies to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the purchase price then this should be needed immediately before exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

I decided to have a survey completed on a house in Clitheroe prior to instructing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. Our surveyor advised that some lenders tend not give a mortgage on such a property.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Halifax. If you contact us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Clitheroe. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

What does commercial conveyancing in Clitheroe cover?

Clitheroe conveyancing for business premises incorporates a broad array of services, supplied by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

We're first time buyers - agreed a price, but the property agent informed us that the owners will only go ahead if we instruct their preferred conveyancers as they need a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer with experience of conveyancing in Clitheroe

We suspect that the owner is not behind this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are genuine purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to use your preferred Clitheroe conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will earn their estate agent a referral fee or meet his conveyancing targets pre-set by corporate headquarters.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Clitheroe both have in the region of 50 years unexpired on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Clitheroe is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to zero years unexpired, the more it reduces the salability of the property. The majority of purchasers and mortgage companies, leases with less than eighty years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Clitheroe conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Clitheroe Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before buying

    Does this lease have in excess of 90 years unexpired? The best form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees have being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is frequently retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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