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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leigh

Would the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site handle conveyancing in Leigh by way of an attended exchange?

We do have a number of conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. Please contact us to receive a costs illustration and details as to dates.

The Leigh conveyancing solicitors that just started acting on my purchase in Leigh have without warning shut down. They were on acting for me because I needed a solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel and my family Leigh lawyer was not. I paid them money on account. What do I do now?

If you have an estate agent involved then inform them straight away so that they can let the sellers know that there may be a slight delay due to the problems encountered. Most sellers would be sympathetic and urge their lawyer to send a new set of papers to your new solicitors. You should appoint new lawyers that are on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel and notify the lender. If you have paid over any money, it will hopefully be held by the SRA as money in an intervened firm's bank accounts is transferred to the SRA. Then, the SRA or the intervention agent looks at the intervened firm's accounts to work out who the money belongs to. To claim your money you will need to contact the SRA. If the SRA cannot return money you are owed from the firm's bank accounts, or if they can only return part of the money, you can apply to the Compensation Fund for a grant. Your new solicitors may be able to help.

What does a local search reveal concerning the property I am purchasing in Leigh?

Leigh conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations such as Searches UK The local search plays a central role in many a Leigh conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £450,000 maisonette in Leigh in just under a week. The freeholder has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Leigh?

Leigh conveyancing on leasehold apartments more often than not necessitates the buyer’s solicitor submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to address such questions the majority will be willing to assist. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable administration fee for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the paperwork that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. Reality however dictates that you have no choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to sell the property.

Leigh Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    How much is the yearly service fee and ground rent? Who manages the building? On the whole the cost for major works tend not to be incorporated into the service charges, although some managing agents in Leigh require leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for larger works.

My wife and I hope to acquire our first property in Leigh. Conveyancing lawyer already appointed. The broker advised that a survey is not necessary as the property is only 17 years old.

You would be best advised to have a Home Buyer's Report. As the property was constructed over a decade ago the property will be without a warranty, so you don't want to take a risk. Where a property of this age shows no signs of problems a Home Buyer's report could be sufficient. The report should highlight any apparent problems and suggest further investigation where relevant. If there are any signs of problems seek a comprehensive Building Survey from the beginning.

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