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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Herne Bay

Why do I have to pay up front when it comes to conveyancing in Herne Bay?

Where you are retaining lawyers for conveyancing in Herne Bay your lawyer will ask you to provide them with funds to cover the the cost of the conveyancing searches. This will be the total of the cost of the conveyancing searches. If any down payment is payable against the sale price then this should be required shortly prior to exchange of contracts. The closing balance that is due will be payable a couple of days ahead of the completion date.

I need some fast conveyancing in Herne Bay as I am faced with a deadline to exchange contracts in less than one month. A home loan is not required. Is it possible to decline from having conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not getting a mortgage you have the choice not to do searches although no solicitor would advise that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Herne Bay the following are examples of what can show up and adversely impact future saleability: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Herne Bay prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the house. My surveyor has said that some lenders tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can look into this further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Herne Bay. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Herne Bay to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing practitioner in Herne Bay for my house move. Is it possible to review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can see published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations started on or after Jan 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find details about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded call for training purposes.

I would like to rent out my leasehold apartment in Herne Bay. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Is permission from the freeholder required?

Some leases for properties in Herne Bay do contain a provision to say that subletting is only allowed with permission. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold but, in such cases, they would need to see references. Experience suggests that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.

Herne Bay Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing

    Who takes charge for maintaining and repairing the block? The majority of Herne Bay leasehold apartments will have a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. Should you purchase the flat you will have to pay this charge, usually periodically throughout the year. This can differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. In all likelihood there will be a ground rent to be met annual, this is usually not a significant figure, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it could be surprisingly expensive.

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