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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Frenchay

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay

There are many recorded licenced Conveyancers in Frenchay and Solicitor firms in Frenchay who can assist with your conveyancing It is important to make clear that both are supervised by regulatory bodies with both specialising in the legal work in transferring property. They may both also deal with associated property related work such as remortgage conveyancing, enfranchisement and transfer of equity conveyancing.

I am helping my niece sell her house in Frenchay. Does the solicitor commission the energy assessment or it is for me to see to?

After the abolition of HIPs, energy assessments became a required part of selling a house. An energy assessment should be to hand before the property is put on the market. This is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Frenchay conveyancing practitioner they may be willing to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable local accredited person

I happen to be the single beneficiary of my late father’s estate and I have everything in my name alone, including the my former home in Frenchay. The Frenchay property was put into my name in May. I now wish to sell up. I understand that there is a Mortgage Lenders 6 month 'rule', which means that my property ownership may be considered the same way as though I had purchased the property in May. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The Council of Mortgage Lenders’ handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you may be affected by that. How sensible a view lenders take of it, depend on the lender as this obligation principally exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

My partner and I are selling our home in Frenchay and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an internet conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Frenchay. We have lived in Frenchay for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to get in touch with our local Authority to obtain confirmation need.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)

The deeds to our home are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Frenchay 4 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

In today’s world there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer should know precisely where to find all the suitable paperwork so you can buy or dispose of your house without a hitch. If copies can’t be located, your solicitor can put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against future claims on your premises.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a residence in Neath but reside in Frenchay. My solicitor (approximately 300 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Frenchay who can attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Frenchay

What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Frenchay conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Frenchay conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Frenchay conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? How many lease extensions has the firm completed in Frenchay in the last 12 months?

Frenchay Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    You should be aware that where the lease has no more than eighty years it will impact the value of the flat. Check with your lender that they are willing to lend given the lease term. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the residence for 24 months before you are eligible to exercise a lease extension. Who manages the block? Can you inform me if there are any major works in the planning that will add a premium to the service charges?

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