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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colne

The Colne conveyancing firm handling our Colne conveyancing has spotted a difference when comparing the surveyor’s assumptions in the home valuation survey and what is in the legal papers for the property. My lawyer has advised that he is duty bound to ensure that the bank is happy with this discrepancy and is still content to lend. Is my conveyancer’s stance right?

Your conveyancer must comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook provisions which do require that your lawyer disclose any incorrect assumptions in the lender’s valuation report and the legal papers. Should you refuse to allow your lawyer to make the appropriate notification then your lawyer will have no choice but to discontinue acting for both parties.

We see that you have a post code search directory identifying firms on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Colne?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Colne.

How does conveyancing in Colne differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Colne contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because builders in Colne typically acquire the site, 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 used to new build conveyancing in Colne or who has acted in the same development.

In searching the web for the phrase conveyancing in Colne it reveals many solicitorsin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The best way of choosing the right conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so seek the guidance of colleagues and those you trust who have bought a property in Colne or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Colne differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of three fee estimates from different property lawyers. Make sure that you clarify what costs in the quote includes.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only Fifty years remaining on my flat in Colne. I now wish to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What options are available to me?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to locate the freeholder. On the whole a specialist may be useful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document which can be used as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Colne.

Colne Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

    You should want to find out as much as you can about the managing agents as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day issues like the tidiness of the communal areas. Don't be shy to ask prospective neighbours whether they are happy with their service. In conclusion, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the appropriate party and precisely what you get for your money. It is important to be aware if fixing the lift or some other major work is pending that will be shared amongst the tenants and will dramatically impact the level of the maintenance charges or necessitate a one time invoice. Where a Colne lease has fewer than eighty years it will impact the value of the property. It is worth checking with your lender that they are willing to lend given the lease term. A short lease means that you will probably need a lease extension sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of what this will be. Remember, in most cases you would be required to have owned the premises for 24 months before you are entitled to carry out a lease extension.

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