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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Horfield

At what point can the exchange of contracts take place for sale conveyancing in Horfield and am I required to be at the conveyancers branch?

If you are in close proximity to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Horfield you are welcome to come in to sign documents. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer countrywide coverage for conveyancing and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when communicating with you digitally. The executing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the conveyancer to officially exchange at the suitable time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where an extended "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Horfield)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Horfield. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Horfield of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am buying a new build flat in Horfield. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Horfield

    Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

I decided to have a survey carried out on a property in Horfield ahead of instructing conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a loan on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Horfield. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Horfield. Before diving in I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

If the lease is registered - and most are in Horfield - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Horfield - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying

    In the main the outlay for major works are not built into the service charges, although a few managing agents in Horfield obliged leaseholders to pay into a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. What restrictions are there in the Horfield Lease? Is there a share of the freehold?

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