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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ferndown

Why do I have to pay up front for my conveyancing in Ferndown?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Ferndown your solicitor will ask you put them with funds to cover the search fees. Ordinarily this is asked for to cover the fees of the Local Authority Search. When the down payment is payable against the purchase price then this will be required immediately in advance of exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due should be sent to your lawyer shortly before completion.

A friend recommended that where I am buying in Ferndown I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Ferndown conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Ferndown around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Ferndown Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Ferndown.

4 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Ferndown took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £170,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Ferndown. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Ferndown

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

Our conveyancing solicitor in Ferndown is asking me for identification documents saying that this forms part of his requirements as a solicitor on the mortgage company Conveyancing panel. Can this be correct?

Anti-terror and anti-money-laundering rules require Ferndown conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers to verify the identity of the person or body they are dealing with before they can accept their conveyancing business. The Terms and Conditions that you need to sign will no doubt confirm this. Your lawyer is right that the mortgage company also require certain documents to be viewed. If a you refuse to provide ID verification documents, your conveyancer would not be able to accept instructions from you. Your lawyer also has obligations to obtain certain documents in accordance with the mortgage company's UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements

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