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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fallowfield

As someone clueless as to conveyancing in Fallowfield what is your top tip you can impart concerning the house moving process in Fallowfield

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Fallowfield and elsewhere in Greater Manchester is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of opportunity for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. For instance, the seller, property agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Fallowfield an important selection as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose responsibility is to act in your legal interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary may try and sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For example, the property agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your solicitor is slow. Or your mortgage broker may try to convince you to do take action that is contrary to your solicitors recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I am buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Fallowfield. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the house.Will legal work on the property involve enquiries to see if these alterations are allowed?

Your property lawyer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Fallowfield can on occasion identify restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain changes or require the permission of another owner. Many works call for local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I have paid off my mortgage with Leeds Building Society. I assume I don't need a Fallowfield solicitor on the Leeds Building Society panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Leeds Building Society mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Leeds Building Society mortgage from the register. Leeds Building Society, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Leeds Building Society has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Leeds Building Society has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Leeds Building Society mortgage has been paid off.

Having digested plenty of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Fallowfield solicitor - who is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Kent Reliance will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Kent Reliance will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your conveyancer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Fallowfield postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Kent Reliance, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Fallowfield.

I have been on the look out for a leasehold apartment up to £305k and found one near me in Fallowfield I like with amenity areas and station nearby, however it only has 49 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Fallowfield in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term may be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer regarding this.

What does commercial conveyancing in Fallowfield cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Fallowfield covers a broad range of guidance, offered by qualified 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 commonly, the assignment 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 mortgages and the termination of tenancies.

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Fallowfield. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Fallowfield - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Fallowfield - Examples of Queries before buying

    What is the length of the lease? What prohibitions exist in the Fallowfield Lease? Is anyone aware of any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the maintenance charges?

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