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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Harwich

Willinstructing a Harwich conveyancing practice make the legal process smoother?

Harwich is a special area, where regional experience is a significant benefit. The relaxed pace of life has an upside – but not for your home move. The property lawyers that we recommend host in-depth Harwich intelligence with a positive, can doapproach that helps everything runs smoothly. It is a distinct advantage where they enjoy well established connections with financial advisers, local authorities, surveyors and other Harwich conveyancing practices

My fiancee and I are buying our first house. Our solicitor has e-mailedto check if we want to order supplemental conveyancing searches. We are really unsure what's necessary for conveyancing in Harwich

The extent of Harwich conveyancing searches depends primarily on the property, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your familiarity of the locality and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What is important is that you adequately comprehend what information each search could give you. Then you can decide if you personally think you need that search. If unclear, ask the property lawyer to explain.

My colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Harwich I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Harwich conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Harwich around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Harwich Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime statistics, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Harwich.

It has been five months since my purchase conveyancing in Harwich completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £180,000. 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 asset 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 have just appointed agents to market my ground floor flat in Harwich. Conveyancing is yet to be initiated, however I have just received a half-yearly maintenance charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?

The sensible thing to do is clear the invoice as you normally would because all ground rent and maintenance invoices will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless 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. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

Harwich Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    Does the lease have more than 90 years unexpired? If a Harwich lease has fewer than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the value of the apartment. It is worth checking with your lender that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease at some point and you need to have some idea of what this would cost. Remember, in most cases you would need to own the residence for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. Who are the managing agents?

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