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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eccles

We are buying a end of terrace house in Eccles. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will the conveyancing process include checks to determine if these alterations are allowed?

Your solicitor should review the registered title as conveyancing in Eccles can on occasion identify restrictions in the title deeds which restrict certain works or need the consent of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I had a mortgage agreed in principle with Principality. Eccles conveyancing lawyers were appointed. What is the average time that one could expect to receive a mortgage offer from Principality?

There is no definitive answer here. Have Principality conducted the valuation? Have you informed Principality as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Principality conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have finally had an offer on a maisonette in Eccles accepted, the owners do nevertheless have an associated purchase. The owners have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other flats in the pipeline. I have selected a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Eccles. What do I do now? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Nottingham?

It is usual to have apprehensions where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket too early (home loan application is approx £1k, then valuation, Eccles conveyancing search fees, etc). The first course of action is to ensure that your conveyancer is on the Nottingham approved list. Regarding the next stages this very much depends on the uniqueness of your transaction, motivation for this property and on the state of the market. In a hot market many buyers would apply for a home loan with Nottingham and pay for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they ask their lawyer to move forward with searches.

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

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Eccles. 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…’

What does commercial conveyancing in Eccles cover?

Eccles conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of guidance, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies 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 leases.

There are only Sixty One years unexpired on my lease in Eccles. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?

If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have made all reasonable attempts to track down the freeholder. On the whole an enquiry agent would be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Eccles.

I invested in buying a split level flat in Eccles, conveyancing was carried out in 1999. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding flats in Eccles with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2075

With only 55 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

Is there a reason that Eccles conveyancing charges differ for leasehold and freehold properties?

Leasehold conveyancing in Eccles more often than not will involve additional due diligence such as fully examining the lease, corresponding with the landlord, obtaining up to date rent receipts, landlord’s consents, management company’s accounts amongst other tasks.

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