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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Easton

What can a local search inform me about the house I am buying in Easton?

Easton conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for instance Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in many a Easton conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject sections.

I have a semi-detached Victorian house in Easton. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Nottingham Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the matching address. Is it worth asking Nottingham Building Society to clarify?

You should read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Easton and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Easton differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Easton approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Easton usually buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Easton or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Easton is the location of the property. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Easton are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Easton you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Easton may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

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At this site get an accurate quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that has a full understanding of the issues of your conveyancing in Easton. Unlike many estate agents and brokerage sites we do not operate kick-back deals with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' solicitors who pay the highest per referral, rather than the best value conveyancing in Easton

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