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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in County Durham

Should lawyers request an advanced payment when it comes to conveyancing in County Durham?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in County Durham your solicitor will request that you put them with funds to cover the search fees. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is as part of the purchase price then this should be required shortly ahead of exchange of contracts. Any further balance that is due will be payable a couple of days prior to the day of completion.

We are purchasing a property and the conveyancer has mentioned Chancel Repair for which the property may be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has recommended insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in County Durham

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you can take it that conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in County Durham to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

The deeds to our house can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in County Durham 10 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

These day there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know precisely where to find all the suitable paperwork so you may buy or sell your house without a hitch. Where duplicates are not available, your lawyer may be able to arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

How does conveyancing in County Durham differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in County Durham contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is completed. This is because house builders in County Durham typically buy 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 County Durham or who has acted in the same development.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in County Durham I like with amenity areas and station nearby, the downside is that it's only got 52 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in County Durham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

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