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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Deganwy

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Deganwy. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 13/4/2021, the requirements read as follows :

I require fast conveyancing in Deganwy as I have a deadline to complete within 2 weeks. Fortunately I do not need a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save fees and time?

As you are not taking a mortgage you are at free not to do searches although no conveyancer would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Deganwy the following are instances of issues that can be revealed and adversely affect future saleability: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Fees, Overdue Grants, Road Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Deganwy?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Deganwy. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Swansea but reside in Deganwy. My lawyer (who is 250 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Deganwy to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Deganwy based

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Deganwy. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Leasehold Conveyancing in Deganwy - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    On the whole the cost for major works tend not to be incorporated into the maintenance charges, albeit that there some managing agents in Deganwy require tenants to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will likely add a premium to the service costs? Plenty Deganwy leasehold apartments will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block levied by the management company. Where you purchase the property you will have to meet this charge, usually quarterly accross the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent to be met annual, this is usually not a significant sum, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to enquire it because occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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