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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hilton

We are soon to complete on the purchase of a property in Hilton but as a result of damage from some water damage at the property I have managed to agree reparation from the vendor of £3k in the form of a reduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract but Coventry BS are not allowing this. Why were they notified?

Your lawyer being on a Coventry BS approved list is obliged to advise Coventry BS of any amendments to the purchase price. If you were to refuse your lawyer to report the price change to Coventry BS then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Coventry BS and you would have to appoint a new conveyancer for your conveyancing in Hilton.

My lawyer in Hilton has never been on on the Bank of Ireland Approved Panel. Can I still use my family solicitor even though they are excluded from the Bank of Ireland approved list?

The limited options available to you here include:

  1. Complete the purchase with your existing Hilton lawyers but Bank of Ireland will need to retain a conveyancer on their panel. This will result in additional total legal charges and cause frustration.
  2. Find an alternative practitioner to act in the purchase, remembering to check they are Persuade your solicitor to do everything within their powers to join the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel

I require expedited conveyancing in Hilton as I am under pressure to sign on the dotted line within one month. A mortgage is not required. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save money and time?

As you are not taking a home loan you are at liberty not to do searches although no law firm would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Hilton the following are examples of issues that can crop up and adversely impact market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Railway Schemes,...

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Hilton before appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some banks tend not give a mortgage on a flying freehold premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hilton. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Hilton with the intention of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Hilton can be reduced if you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • Many freeholders or managing agents in Hilton levy fees for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Hilton. You may think that you are aware of the number of years left on your lease but it would be wise to verify this via your solicitors. A buyer’s conveyancer will be unlikely to recommend their client to where the lease term is under 75 years. In the circumstances it is essential at an early stage that you consider whether the lease term for your property needs extending. If it does, contact your solicitors before you put your premises on the market for sale. If there is a history of any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are resolved prior to the flat being marketed. The buyers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where a dispute is unsettled. You will have to accept that you will have to pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over as opposed to unresolved. Some Hilton leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors.

Hilton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    Are there any major works anticipated that will likely add a premium to the service fees? Is the freehold reversion owned jointly by the tenants? The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the leaseholders have control and although a managing agent is often retained if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

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