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Ready to buy a new home in Hartlepool? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Hartlepool conveyancing at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hartlepool

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as FTB of a garden flat in Hartlepool. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my lawyer? If so, I will use a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Hartlepool?

There is no need to visit the lawyers office on the day of completion. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the owner’s conveyancers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this happens early afternoon.

How can we know in advance if a Hartlepool conveyancing solicitor on the HSBC panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Hartlepool getting recommendations is a sensible start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the lawyer carrying out your conveyancing.

I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Coventry BS. I assume I don't need a Hartlepool lawyer on the Coventry BS panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?

If you have finished paying off your Coventry BS mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Coventry BS mortgage from the register. Coventry BS, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Coventry BS has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Coventry BS has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Coventry BS mortgage has been paid off.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may impact a commercial premises in Hartlepool?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Hartlepool will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Hartlepool. The search result provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Hartlepool.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Hartlepool it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately may cause delays to Hartlepool commercial conveyancing transactions as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not conducted for domestic conveyancing in Hartlepool.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house can not be found. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Hartlepool 10 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

You no longer need to hold title official documentation to establish that you are the registered proprietor of land or property, given that the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Hartlepool is the location of the property. Can you offer any guidance?

Flying freeholds in Hartlepool are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Hartlepool you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Hartlepool may ascertain 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 residence.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have just discovered that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Hartlepool. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Hartlepool are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Hartlepool in which case you should be looking for a Hartlepool conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions for example obtaining the landlord’spermission to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your conveyancer will advise you fully on all the issues.

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