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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Derbyshire

My conveyancer has informed me that chancel insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Derbyshire conveyancing?

The right level of chancel indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Birmingham Midshires and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.

I'm the single beneficiary of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Derbyshire. The Derbyshire property was put into my name in April. I plan to dispose of the property. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in April. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook obliges solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you could be affected by that. Some mortgage companies would take a practical view as this requirement primarily exists to identify subsales or the quick reselling of properties.

I can not work out if my mortgage offer obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Derbyshire bank branch on various occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Derbyshire conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- telephoned and was told they would not lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Your lawyer must comply with the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook Part 2 provisions for your bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the bank will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Derbyshire. Now, I need my documents but the law firm is no longer operating. 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 hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Derbyshire. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Derbyshire

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Taking into account that I am about to part with £400,000 on a terraced house in Derbyshire I wish to talk to a solicitor regarding thehome move ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we recommend - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you speaking to the conveyancer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in Derbyshire.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a matter number. The law firms that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are calculated and presented to you for residential conveyancing in Derbyshire should be the figure that you end up paying.

Am I better off to use a Derbyshire conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am buying? An old friend can handle the legal work however they are based 400miles away.

The benefit of a local Derbyshire conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Derbyshire know how is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who used your friend and on the whole were happy that must trump using an unfamiliar Derbyshire conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.

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