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Ready to buy a new home in Dunston? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Dunston conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Dunston

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Dunston. My lender is Chelsea Building Society

Chelsea Building Society have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 17/4/2019, the requirements read as follows :

Have just purchased a probate house at auction in Dunston. Conveyancing is needed. What is next?

Given that you are now to in every practical sense signed on the dotted line you should appoint a conveyancing practitioner soon as you are facing a tight a drop dead date to complete the conveyancing. An auction property should have a corresponding auction pack. This should include evidence of title and search results. Where you are dealing with leasehold property the auction pack may include a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation specific to leasehold premises. You need to hand this to the lawyer instructed by you as soon as possible. You also need to ensure that you have funds in order to complete on the date specified in the contract.

A relative advised me that in buying a property in Dunston there may be various restrictions preventing external changes to a property. Is this right?

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

Is it the case that all Dunston CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing list of approved practices?

A selection of lenders now use CQS as the kick off point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. 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 solicitors wishing to join their approved list of conveyancing solicitors.

I am looking to sell my property. My former conveyancers has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Dunston if that affects matters.

Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Dunston. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.

What makes a Dunston lease unacceptable for security purposes?

Leasehold conveyancing in Dunston is not unique. All leases are drafted differently and legal mistakes in the legal wording can result in certain clauses are missing. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

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You will encounter difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Yorkshire Building Society, Barnsley Building Society, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have very detailed conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. If a mortgage lender believes that the lease does not cover certain provisions they may refuse to grant the mortgage, obliging the purchaser to pull out.

I bought a garden flat in Dunston, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2009. How much will my lease extension cost? Equivalent flats in Dunston with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease terminates on 21st October 2071

With just 52 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £29,500 and £34,000 as well as costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

Developers have put forward a solicitor and I've received an estimate from them. They are almost three hundred pounds less expensive than my local Dunston lawyer. Should I use them?

Housebuilders frequently have lists of lawyers who are quick and who know the developer’s contract and conveyancing practitioner. As many developers offer an incentive to use a preferred conveyancing practitioner for this reason, any increased fees can be avoided and a builder won't recommend a conveyancing factory and run the risk of having the transaction delayed when they want exchange within a tight time frame. The argument for not opting for the recommended lawyer is that they may prove unwilling to 'push' your interests for fear of upsetting the developer. Where you have concerns that this may be the situation you should stick with your high street Dunston property lawyer.

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