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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Killamarsh

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Killamarsh costs more?

The conveyancing charges on a leasehold property in Killamarsh is frequently more expensive than on a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of extra time necessary in corresponding with the landlord and management company to obtain information about whether the rent and service charges have been paid and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

My fiance and I intend to purchase a newly converted flat in Killamarsh with a loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland.We would like to retain our Killamarsh conveyancing solicitor but The Royal Bank of Scotland informed us he's not on their approved list of member firms. We have to appoint a The Royal Bank of Scotland panel firm or keep our local solicitor and fork out for a The Royal Bank of Scotland panel lawyer to act for them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that The Royal Bank of Scotland use our lawyer?

Unfortunately,no. The home loan issued to you contains terms and conditions, one of which will be that conveyancers must be on the The Royal Bank of Scotland solicitor panel. Until recently, most mortgage companies had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could find one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. A further alternative is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for The Royal Bank of Scotland

I own a terraced Georgian house in Killamarsh. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Accord Mortgages Ltd. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Killamarsh and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.

How does conveyancing in Killamarsh differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Killamarsh contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Killamarsh tend to buy the site, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Killamarsh or who has acted in the same development.

I am seeking to purchase a repossessed property in Killamarsh and the vendor would like to complete inside 28 days. Can a conveyancing practitioner complete in this timeframe? Am I best advised to use a high street Killamarsh firm or an online firm that advertises to complete quickly?

Visit your Killamarsh high street. Pop in to 3 firms and request to talk to a conveyancing solicitor for an estimate. Explain your requirements and seek assurances on deadlines. Appoint the firm that comes across as most genuine. You need to select a conveyancer on the panel of conveyancing practitioners who can act for your mortgage company.

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