Having sold my house in Gateshead last December but my buyer keeps SMS messaging every few hours to moan that her solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
Post completion of your house sale your conveyancer is committed to forward the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where appropriate, your conveyancer must also send confirmation that the mortgage has been repaid to the purchasers conveyancers. There are no post completion procedures just for conveyancing in Gateshead.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Gateshead. Now, I need my documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Gateshead of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one near me in Gateshead I like with open areas and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Gateshead for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan that many years may be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for at least 2 years you can ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
How do I search for a Gateshead law firm on the Halifax conveyancing panel? I have a car and am willing to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this website. Please pick a bank and your location and you will see a number of Gateshead conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Gateshead conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can call them to verify whether they are on the Halifax panel
I have just started marketing my garden apartment in Gateshead. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just had a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
The sensible thing to do is discharge the invoice as normal as all ground rent and service payments will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Gateshead - A selection of Queries Prior to Purchasing
It would be a good idea to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Gateshead leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Gateshead. If you like the apartmentin Gateshead yet your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult compromise. Generally speaking the cost for major works are not included within service charges, although there some managing agents in Gateshead require leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against major repairs or maintenance. Its a good idea to discover as much as possible about the managing agents as they will either make living at the property much easier or much more difficult. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily matters like the tidiness of the communal areas. Don't be shy to ask other people what they think of them. On a final note, find out the dates that the service charges are due to the relevant party and specifically what it includes.