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Ready to buy a new home in Cramlington? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Cramlington transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Cramlington

I am purchasing a property in Cramlington. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Solicitors conducting should look into this right? Will my lender Virgin Money be concerned?

As your lender is Virgin Money your lawyer must check the conveyancing instructions outlined in Section two of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Virgin Money. The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook contains minimum requirements for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Virgin Money where a lease does not meet these requirements. The provisions relate to the installation of panels on properties countrywide and is not limited to Cramlington.

My fiancee and I are at the point of viewing houses in Cramlington and I am now considering a potential offer. Is it too early to have a solicitor in place? I intend to finance via a mortgage with Co-operative.

You should start requesting conveyancing quotes from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the selling agent. As you are getting a mortgage with Co-operative, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.

I recently had an offer accepted on a house in Cramlington. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an upfront payment of £200. A few days later, the conveyancing practitioner called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Cramlington. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Cramlington

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Cramlington in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor advised that some mortgage companies tend not grant a mortgage on this type of premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can investigate further with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Cramlington. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Cramlington to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I need to retain a conveyancing solicitor for my conveyancing in Cramlington. I happened to stumble upon a site which seems to have the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be wary? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

All being well we will complete the disposal of our £475,000 garden flat in Cramlington in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £336 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a flat conveyance in Cramlington?

Cramlington conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes more often than not involves the buyer’s solicitor sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to address such questions the majority will be content to assist. They may charge a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it exceeds £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the charge is technically not due. In reality you have no option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

I am the registered owner of a studio flat in Cramlington, conveyancing formalities finalised October 2009. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Cramlington with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease runs out on 21st October 2079

You have 60 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £20,000 and £23,000 plus costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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