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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunstable

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for instance if I intend to buy an office in Dunstable with a loan from Aldermore?

Our search tool is mainly utilised to find domestic conveyancing solicitors in Dunstable but we have set out towards the end of this page a few Dunstable commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the company directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Aldermore

The deeds to our property can not be found. The solicitors who handled the conveyancing in Dunstable 4 years ago are no longer around. What do I do?

Nowadays there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will be aware exactly where to locate all the appropriate documentation so you may buy or sell your property without a hitch. Where duplicates can’t be located, your lawyer can arrange cover in the form of insurance or indemnities against possible claims on the premises.

I decided to have a survey done on a house in Dunstable in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can look into this further with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Dunstable. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Dunstable to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.

I am using a search engine for the term cheap conveyancing in Dunstable it reveals many property lawyerslocally. How do I determine which is the suitable property lawyer for purchase transaction?

The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is through a personal referral, so ask friends and relatives who have purchased a property in Dunstable or the reputable estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Dunstable vary, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three fee estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

I've recently bought a leasehold house in Dunstable. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

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. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure 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).

Dunstable Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this arrangement the tenants benefit from being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is usually retained if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. It would be a good idea to find out if the the lease includes any onerous restrictions in the lease. For instance it is fairly common in Dunstable leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Dunstable. If you love the propertyin Dunstable but your cat can’t live with you then you will be presented with a hard determination.

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