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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Knutsford

We were about to retain a conveyancing solicitor in Knutsford recommended on your site but have come across some other estimates on the internet look cheaper – why is this?

You can find many firms of websites promoting supposedly cheap conveyancing, but extrafees end up with the final bill being escalated. In accordance with regulatory requirements costs set out in terms of business should be equitable and be applied The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Knutsford genuinely set out all charges for the property you plan tobuy.

I purchased a freehold house in Knutsford but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Knutsford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Knutsford but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I have offered on last month in what should have been a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Knutsford is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?

Flying freeholds in Knutsford are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Knutsford you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Knutsford may ascertain 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 premises.

How do I use your search facility to find a conveyancing practitioner in Knutsford on the authorised to act for my mortgage?

1st pick a lender such as Birmingham Midshires, Virgin Money or TSB then choose your location for instance Knutsford. Conveyancing organisations in Knutsford and across England and Wales should be shown.

I need to change lawyers as my Knutsford lawyer is not on the lender's approved list of conveyancing solicitors. Is it advisable to appoint a new law firm?

In the event that you have not formally appointed a conveyancer to do anything for you and have just received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Knutsford that you're considering.

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