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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Barford

Do conveyancers ask for an advanced payment for my conveyancing in Great Barford?

If you are buying a property in Great Barford your solicitor will ask you put them with monies to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. Normally this is asked for to cover the fees of the conveyancing searches. If any deposit is payable against the total price then this will be needed immediately before contracts are exchanged. Any further balance that is due will be payable shortly before completion.

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

Two types of professional can do conveyancing in Great Barford namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide conveyancing services that you need to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are duty bound to execute Great Barford conveyancing on similar quality and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be professionally conducted and that the requisite steps will be suitably adhered to.

We previously instructed solicitors locally in Great Barford on the Bank of Ireland solicitor approved list. They are now charging me an additional fee for the legal aspects of the Bank of Ireland mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee set by Bank of Ireland?

Unfortunately, as long as it is in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your conveyancer is entitled to levy a fee for this. This charge is not dictated by Bank of Ireland but by your Great Barford conveyancing practitioner. Numerous firms on the Bank of Ireland panel will quote ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

I have decided to exercise my right to buy my property in Great Barford off the council. I have a mortgage agreed with Clydesdale. Conveyancing is not something I have any knowledge of. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should use one. Any advice?

It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Clydesdale, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.

Should my lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Great Barford.

Flooding is a growing risk for solicitors specialising in conveyancing in Great Barford. Some people will purchase a property in Great Barford, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which will figure out the risks in Great Barford. The conventional set of property information forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to find out if the premises has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not notified by the seller, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate answer. A buyer’s conveyancers may also order an enviro report. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be made.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Great Barford?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Great Barford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Great Barford both have in the region of forty five years unexpired on the lease term. should I be concerned?

There are plenty of short leases in Great Barford. The lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the value of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to extend the lease. For this reason it is often a good idea to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

I acquired a leasehold flat in Great Barford, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Great Barford with a long lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2086

With 66 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £11,400 and £13,200 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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