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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hartlepool

How does conveyancing in Hartlepool differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Hartlepool approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is constructed. This is because developers in Hartlepool usually purchase the site, 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 conveyancers 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 Hartlepool or who has acted in the same development.

Am I right to be concerned about estate agents that I am dealing with are suggesting an internet conveyancing firm rather than a local Hartlepool conveyancing practice?

As with many professional services, often input from relatives can be worth their weight in gold. But there are lots of people with a keen interest in a conveyancing transaction; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may recommend conveyancers to choose. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but sometimes there might be a financial incentive behind the recommendation. You have the right to select your preferred lawyer. You need to be aware that many lenders operate an approved list of conveyancers you must use for the lender aspect of your house move.

I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for sale conveyancing in Hartlepool. I have stumble across a web site which appears to be the perfect solution If there is a chance to get all formalities completed via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Back In 2007, I bought a leasehold house in Hartlepool. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Hartlepool who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Hartlepool conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Hartlepool Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    For many Hartlepool leaseholds the cost for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Hartlepool ask leasehold owners to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major works. Be sure to find out if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. By way of example it is fairly common in Hartlepool leases that pets are not allowed in certain buildings in Hartlepool. If you like the apartmentin Hartlepool yet your dog is not allowed to make the move with you then you have a very hard decision. You should be aware if it is less than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with the length of the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and it is worth discovering how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would be be obliged to have owned the property for two years before you are legally able to extend the lease.

Been on the hunt for a conveyancer for freehold sale conveyancing in Hartlepool. We are selling, simple no mortgage to pay off, no rush, currently empty. Got a quote from a property lawyer for £1000 including VAT which is a little steep given that its so straightforward. Is it possible to find less expensive fees for conveyancing in Hartlepool?

As it’s a sale only, £450 + VAT should be about the lowest for sale conveyancing in Hartlepool.

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