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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Darlington

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Darlington? What am I being asked for?

You are right in these requests have nothing to do with conveyancing in Darlington. Nowadays you can not complete any conveyancing deal in the absence submitting evidence of your identity. Ordinarily this takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a council tax bill. Remember if you are providing your driving licence as proof of identification it needs to be both the paper element and photo card part, one is not satisfactory without the other.

Proof of your origin of monies is required in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. Please do not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your lawyer must retain this information on file. Your Darlington conveyancing practitioner will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any money from you into their client account and they may also ask additional queries concerning the source of monies.

We're in Darlington, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Coventry BS , and our lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?

The fact that your lawyer is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no solicitor should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.

I need some quick conveyancing in Darlington as I am under pressure to sign on the dotted line within one month. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are are a mortgage free buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no lawyer would recommend that you don't. With lots of history conveyancing in Darlington the following are examples of issues that can crop up and therefore impact market value: Refused Planning Applications, Outstanding Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

My wife and I purchased a terraced Georgian property in Darlington. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Darlington and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Darlington. 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 legal work.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Darlington

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

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