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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ellesmere Port

My wife and I are due to exchange on the purchase of a house in Ellesmere Port but as a consequence of wreckage from the recent storms I have managed to agree recompense from the current proprietors in the sum of £3k in the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract however Nationwide are not allowing this. Why were they approached?

Your property lawyer being on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is duty bound to inform Nationwide of any amendments to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your conveyancer to report the reduction to Nationwide then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nationwide and you would have to appoint a new conveyancing practitioner for your conveyancing in Ellesmere Port.

At what point will exchange of contracts take place for residential conveyancing in Ellesmere Port and am I required to be at the lawyers office?

Where you are round the corner to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Ellesmere Port you are invited in to sign contracts. However, the firms we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the sale agreement is not the important part. A signed contract simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange when the time is right, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is in play, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Ellesmere Port)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

We are purchasing a house and the solicitor has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the house could be obligated to contribute to as it falls into the area of such a church. She has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly appropriate for conveyancing in Ellesmere Port

Unless a previous acquisition of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Ellesmere Port to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Ellesmere Port which have approximately 50 years remaining on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Ellesmere Port is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the marketability of the property. For most buyers and lenders, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the property for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Ellesmere Port conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

Ellesmere Port Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries before buying

    This information is helpful as a) areas could result in problems for the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate if maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to have complete disclosure It would be wise to discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Ellesmere Port. If you love the flatin Ellesmere Port but your cat is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very hard decision. Best to be warned if window replacement or some other major work is due shortly to be shared by the leaseholders and will dramatically impact the level of the service costs or require a one off payment.

My parents cant seem to find their Ellesmere Port land registry title on the website. They have a vague memory back in the 70’s when they acquired the property there were complications regarding Ellesmere Port not being identified on some systems.

Almost all residences in Ellesmere Port should appear. Have you attempted a search with simply the postcode. Usually it should reveal all the premises within the postcode. Assuming the property is recorded it will show up with a title number. Where they bought 48 years ago it's conceivable it may be not yet registered. The address might still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title documentation which could be with your parent’s bank.

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