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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kempston

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in Kempston

There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Kempston namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide conveyancing services that required to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are duty bound to handle Kempston conveyancing on similar quality and guidelines so you may be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly conducted and that all requisite steps should be correctly attended to.

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am new to the house moving as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Kempston. Do I receive the keys to the house on completion from my conveyancer? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Kempston?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Kempston. Your solicitors will electronically transfer the completion advance to the vendor’s solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to collect the keys from the property Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

My father pointed out to me me that in buying a property in Kempston there could be a number of restrictions limiting what one can do in terms of external changes to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Kempston which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external alterations. Part of the conveyancing in Kempston should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when acquiring a property in Kempston? or I am told that there is historic law that could mean that owners of property residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Kempston?

Unless a prior purchase of the premises took place post 12 October 2013 you may assume that solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Kempston to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, yet the selling agent told us that the owners will only proceed if we instruct their recommended lawyers as they need an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer accustomed to conveyancing in Kempston

We suspect that the seller is unaware of this ultimatum. If they desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)however you intend to instruct your preferred Kempston conveyancing firm - as opposed tothe ones that will provide their estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing targets set by HQ.

I have recently realised that I have 62 years unexpired on my lease in Kempston. I now want to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What are my options?

If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to track down the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to try and locate and to produce a report to be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Kempston.

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    Please tell me if there are any major works anticipated that will increase the maintenance costs? The best form of lease structure is a share of the freehold. In this situation the leaseholders enjoy control and although a managing agent is often employed where it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders. What restrictions are there in the Kempston Lease?

Why is it not possible to complete my conveyancing in Kempston on a public holiday?

This is due to the fact that on completion the funds needs to pass between the banks of the purchaser and seller's property lawyer and at present this can only happen on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.

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