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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Highcliffe

Having been told to check out your site we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Highcliffe listed using your search tool but stumbled across some other costs illustrations on the internet appear less expensive – why is this?

There are hundreds of conveyancing organisations marketing theoretically looks to be cut price. We suggest that you think twice about how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish concerning the standard of the legal work. Many of them highlight a low quote as a headline but hide supplemental fees in the fine print..

I have been told that property searches are the number one cause of hinderance in Highcliffe conveyancing transactions. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to be the root cause of delay in conveyancing in Highcliffe.

What is different about your site and other online quote calculators when it comes to conveyancing in Highcliffe?

At this site get a conveyancing quote from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that appreciates the nuances of your conveyancing in Highcliffe. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not operate commission arrangements with solicitors. Some agents and online brokers 'recommend' the firm that pays the most kickback, rather than the best value conveyancing in Highcliffe

In my capacity as executor for the will of my grandfather I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but live in Highcliffe. My solicitor (approximately 300 miles awayneeds me to execute a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Highcliffe to attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Highcliffe based

I've recently bought a leasehold flat in Highcliffe. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Highcliffe Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Please note if it is fewer than eighty years it will affect the marketability of the property. Check with your lender that they are happy with residual term of the lease. Leases with fewer than 80 years remaining means that you will most likely need a lease extension at some point and it is worth finding out how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the residence for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. On the whole the outlay for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Highcliffe obliged tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund and this is used to offset against larger works. Is the freehold owned collectively by the tenants?

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