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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dorridge

At what point will exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Dorridge and do I need to attend the lawyers branch?

Where you are near to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Dorridge you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the law practices we recommend supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the contract is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the conveyancer to address the formalities at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Dorridge)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

My stepmother informed me that in buying a property in Dorridge there could be a number of restrictions preventing external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Dorridge which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Dorridge should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

We had instructed solicitors with offices in Dorridge on the Principality solicitor approved list. They are now charging me a separate fee for dealing with the Principality mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Principality?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your lawyer can charge a fee for this. The charge is not dictated by Principality but by your Dorridge property lawyer. Numerous firms on the Principality panel will charge an ‘acting for lender’ fee but many practices include it on their overall fee.

After weeks of negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Dorridge. My mortgage broker suggested a solicitor. I paid an advanced payment of £200. Not long after, the conveyancing practitioner contacted me to say that they were not on the Clydesdale 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 Clydesdale 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.

Should our conveyancer be making enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Dorridge.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Dorridge. There are those who purchase a house in Dorridge, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their conveyancers which can give them a better understanding of the risks in Dorridge. The standard property information forms sent to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the owner, then a buyer may commence a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate reply. A buyer’s solicitors should also commission an enviro search. This should disclose if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be conducted.

Should I go with a Dorridge conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can perform the conveyancing however they are based over three hundred miles drive away.

The primary upside of using a local Dorridge conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, deliver your ID and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local intelligence which is a plus. However nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and in the main were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Dorridge conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being round the corner.

I have just started marketing my ground floor flat in Dorridge. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have just received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is pay the maintenance contribution as normal because all rents and service charges should be allotted as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.

I purchased a split level flat in Dorridge, conveyancing was carried out 5 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Dorridge with an extended lease are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2098

With just 74 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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