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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ellesmere Port

Can your site be used to find a Conveyancing solicitor in Ellesmere Port even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for example where I wish to acquire a shop in Ellesmere Port with a mortgage from Norwich and Peterborough Building Society?

Our comparison service is predominantly used to locate residential conveyancing solicitors in Ellesmere Port but we have recorded towards the bottom of this page some Ellesmere Port commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to see if they can also act for Norwich and Peterborough Building Society

How does conveyancing in Ellesmere Port differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Ellesmere Port approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is finished. This is because developers in Ellesmere Port typically purchase the land, 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 property lawyers 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 Ellesmere Port or who has acted in the same development.

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Swansea but I am based in Ellesmere Port. My conveyancer (approximately 250 kilometers from merequires that I sign a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Ellesmere Port who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Ellesmere Port based

I am tempted by the attractive purchase price for a couple of flats in Ellesmere Port both have in the region of fifty years left on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Ellesmere Port. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is generally wise to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a difficult process. We advise that you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

Ellesmere Port Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that could add a premium to the service costs? Does this lease have in excess of 80 years left? How much is the ground rent and service charge?

We have chosen a Ellesmere Port conveyancing solicitor for our home move (FTB’s) and have noticed in the engagement letter that they are not covered by the Financial Conduct Authority. Should I be worried or is that standard with conveyancing practitioner?

We can't see why they should be. Most conveyancer don't lend money. You should check that they are governed by the SRA, who set specific obligations in relation to funds deposited by them.

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