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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Earls Barton

Should our lawyer be asking questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Earls Barton.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Earls Barton. There are those who purchase a house in Earls Barton, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from 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.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which should give them a better understanding of the risks in Earls Barton. The conventional set of information given to a purchaser’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard question of the vendor to find out whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not disclosed by the owner, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect response. The buyer’s solicitors may also conduct an enviro search. This should higlight if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be conducted.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Earls Barton. 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.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Earls Barton

    Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

What does commercial conveyancing in Earls Barton cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Earls Barton covers a wide array of advice, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a house in Monmouth but live in Earls Barton. My lawyer (who is 260 miles awayrequires that I sign a statutory declaration before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Earls Barton to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Earls Barton based

What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Earls Barton conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?

If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Earls Barton conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Earls Barton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    Can they put you in touch with clients in Earls Barton who can give a testimonial?

Earls Barton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    On the whole the cost for major works tend not to be included within maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Earls Barton obliged tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for major repairs or maintenance. Is there a share of the freehold? It would be wise to discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Earls Barton. If you like the propertyin Earls Barton but your cat can’t move with you then you will be presented with a difficult choice.

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