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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Linford

We see that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Great Linford?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Great Linford.

I am being told by my lawyer that lack of planning permission insurance is needed on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Great Linford conveyancing?

The right level of lack of planning permission indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Bank of Scotland. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

I am the single beneficiary of my late father’s will with all property in now in my sole name, including the house in Great Linford. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in September. I plan to dispose of the property. I understand that there is a CML 6 month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be considered the same way as though I had purchased the house in September. Is the property unsalable for six months?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be caught by that. many mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this requirement chiefly exists to pick up on the purchase and immediately sell or the wholesaling and assigning of properties.

Is it the case that all Great Linford conveyancing solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Yorkshire BS approved list of solicitors they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Many mortgage companies do list licenced conveyancers on their panel in which case such practice would be governed by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

How does conveyancing in Great Linford differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Great Linford contact us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Great Linford typically buy the land, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Great Linford or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Great Linford is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Great Linford are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Great Linford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Great Linford may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I have just appointed agents to market my garden flat in Great Linford. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, but I have just had a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

It best that you discharge the maintenance contribution as usual because all rents and maintenance invoices should be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until 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 Great Linford - Sample of Queries Prior to buying

    On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be included within service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Great Linford obliged leaseholders to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific intention of building a fund for major works. It is important to be aware if changing the roof or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leasehold owners and will materially impact the level of the service charges or result in a one off invoice. Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that could add a premium to the maintenance charges?

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