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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Halesowen

I am buying a house without a mortgage in Halesowen. I have been living for the previous twelve years in Halesowen. Conveyancing searches are exorbitant. As I have knowledge of the area and road very well must I have all the conveyancing searches?

If you not getting a home loan, then the vast majority of the Halesowen conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will ’encourage you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches completed, but he has a professional duty to take that path of guidance. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to dispose of the house one day, it may be of importance to your future buyer what the searches determine. Sometimes premises with day to day issues can still reveal adverse search results. A good conveyancing solicitor in Halesowen should be able to give you some practical guidance in this regard.

My wife and I are purchasing a flat in Halesowen. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? At some point we will need to send our life savings into their account. What is the protection we have from them run away with our deposit?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

Please help - my lawyer says that defective lease insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Halesowen?

The appropriate level of defective lease indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and Barnsley Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such insurances.

I have a mortgage with TSB for my property in Halesowen. Conveyancing has been completed some time ago. Should I wish to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform TSB?

Your original mortgage agreement with TSB will provide that you need their approval prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of TSB’s mortgage conditions. In many cases banks or building societies will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact TSB directly. It should not be necessary to do this via a TSB conveyancing panel solicitor.

It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Halesowen concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £150,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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.

I am buying a new build apartment in Halesowen. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Halesowen

    The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Halesowen is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Halesowen are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Halesowen 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 Halesowen 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 premises.

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