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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Colsterworth

My partner’s dad is a property lawyer. I hope that I will be offered mate’s pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of figure should I be expecting for conveyancing in Colsterworth?

It’s prudent to look for two or three conveyancing estimates. Make use of our search tool on this site. The amounts will contrast greatly but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is true with most professions.

How does conveyancing in Colsterworth differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Colsterworth contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because builders in Colsterworth usually purchase 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 Colsterworth or who has acted in the same development.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Colsterworth is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Colsterworth are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Colsterworth you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Colsterworth may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

Are there frequently found defects that you witness in leases for Colsterworth properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Colsterworth is not unique. All leases are individual and drafting errors can sometimes mean that certain provisions are erroneous. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Clauses dealing with recovering service charges for expenditure on the building or common parts. A duty to insure the building

A defective lease can cause issues when trying to sell a property as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Birmingham Midshires, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and TSB all have express requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I bought a ground floor flat in Colsterworth, conveyancing having been completed in 2008. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Colsterworth with over 90 years remaining are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2073

With 55 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

I am due to assess quotes for conveyancing in Colsterworth from various conveyancer and decide on one. Am I right to tell them to sit tight until I have found somewhere to purchase.

We suggest that you wait to get your lawyer to start work and submit searches once the sales memo has been sent by the estate agent especially as Colsterworth conveyancing searches are costly.

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