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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Derbyshire

I am assisting my niece sell her house in Derbyshire. Does the solicitor commission an EPC or do I organise this?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates was maintained a required component of selling a house. An energy assessment needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being advertised. This is not something that conveyancers ordinarily organise. If you are using a Derbyshire conveyancing practitioner they might be willing to arrange energy performance certificates given their contacts with long established local providers

I am the sole recipient of my late father’s estate and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Derbyshire. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in August. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership will be treated the same way as though I had purchased the house in August. Do I have to wait half a year to sell?

The CML handbook obliges conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be affected by that. many banks would take a sensible view as this requirement is principally there to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

I have a mortgage with Yorkshire BS for my property in Derbyshire. Conveyancing was finalised 12 months ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Yorkshire BS?

Your original mortgage agreement with Yorkshire BS will provide that you need their approval prior to renting your property as this is likely to be a breach of Yorkshire BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Yorkshire BS will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Yorkshire BS directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel lawyer.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Derbyshire. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Derbyshire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Derbyshire differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Derbyshire contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because builders in Derbyshire usually 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 property lawyers 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 Derbyshire or who has acted in the same development.

In what way can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my commercial offices in Derbyshire and how can you help?

The 1954 Act provides security of tenure to commercial leaseholders, giving them the dueness to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and help with commercial conveyancing in Derbyshire

It has taken forever and a day but a mortgage offer from a mortgage company for the remortgage of my 4 bedroom apartment is to be issued within the next few days. Could you suggest a cheap remortgage conveyancing solicitor in Derbyshire ?

You have come to the wrong place to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing in Derbyshire. We can offer you cost effective conveyancing but our intention is not to work with the cheapest lawyers. Do not be fooled by brokers offering £99 conveyancing in Derbyshire.At best, in opting for cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst you will end up invoiced for extras and still not get the service you were hoping for.

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