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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunston

We see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the TSB conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Dunston?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the TSB conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Dunston.

Is it correct that all Dunston CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel?

A selection of lenders now make use of CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS accreditation however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the CML have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their approved list of firms.

We are getting a further advance on our mortgage from RBS as we wish to conduct alterations to our property in Dunston. Do we need to appoint a local Dunston solicitor on the RBS conveyancing panel to handle the paperwork?

RBS would not normally instruct a member of their approved list of lawyers to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the RBS conveyancing panel.

We were going to get a AIP from Nationwide this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Nationwide recommend any Dunston solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Dunston solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Nationwide through the process.

I need some expedited conveyancing in Dunston as I have a deadline to sign on the dotted line inside one month. A home loan is not required. Can I decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are are a mortgage free buyer you have the choice not to do searches although no conveyancer would recommend that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Dunston the following are instances of issues that can appear and therefore affect market value: Refused Planning Applications, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Dunston?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Dunston. 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…’

Can you provide any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Dunston with the purpose of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Dunston can be bypassed if you get in touch lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ lawyers.
  • Many landlords or managing agents in Dunston charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should enquire as to the actual amount of the charges. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most usual cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Dunston. Some Dunston leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is able to meet the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. You may think that you are aware of the number of years remaining on your lease but it would be wise to double-check by asking your conveyancers. A buyer’s lawyer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is below 75 years. It is therefore essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale.

I acquired a 1 bedroom flat in Dunston, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in Dunston with a long lease are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2095

You have 76 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range 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 cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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