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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knowle

We are due to move property in December. Will my conveyancing solicitor call the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you recommend a removal company in Knowle. Conveyancing firm was organised before I stumbled across this site.

On the day of completion you will need to collect the keys from the property agent but this can only occur after the sellers lawyers confirm to the agent that they acknowledge receipt of the completion payment and the keys can be passed over. Subsequently you can tell the removal men that you are ready to move in. We are not in a position to recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you find a residential property solicitor in Knowle or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Knowle.

We are buying a victorian detached house in Knowle. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will the conveyancing process include investigations to ascertain if these works are permitted?

Your property lawyer should check the registered title as conveyancing in Knowle will occasionally reveal restrictions in the title documents which restrict categories of works or require the permission of another owner. Some additions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. You should check these issues with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Nationwide are being a right pain. The Knowle solicitor who is on the Nationwide conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Nationwide are insisting on a building regulation certificate. Why do Nationwide have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?

It is probably the case that Nationwide have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nationwide may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Knowle?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Knowle. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

I am buying a new build flat in Knowle. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Knowle

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please supply a car parking plan. 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. If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Knowle is where the house is located. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Knowle are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Knowle you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Knowle may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues buying a house with a leasehold title in Knowle. Conveyancing advisers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Knowle ?

The majority of houses in Knowle are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Knowle so you should seriously consider looking for a Knowle conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to conduct changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer will report to you on the legal implications.

Knowle Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before buying

    Be sure to discover if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example it is fairly common in Knowle leases that pets are not allowed in in a block in Knowle. If you like the propertyin Knowle however your dog can’t move with you then you will be presented with a hard determination. What is the name of the managing agents? Is there a share of the freehold?

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