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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leigh

As someone not used to the Leigh conveyancing process what’s your top tip you can give me for the legal transfer of property in Leigh

Not many law firms or advisers will tell you this but conveyancing in Leigh or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. In other words, when it comes to conveyancing there exists lots of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the ownership transfer. E.g., the seller, estate agent and sometimes the mortgage company. Appointing a law firm for your conveyancing in Leigh should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY party in the legal process whose interest is to protect your legal interests and to protect you.

On occasion a third party with a vested interest will attempt to persuade you that you should follow their advice. For instance, the estate agent may claim to be helping by claiming that your solicitor is slow. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do something that is against your conveyancers advice. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

My grandfather passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Leigh. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £8000. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Yorkshire BS, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

If you plan to refinance then Yorkshire BS will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Yorkshire BS mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

What does commercial conveyancing in Leigh cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Leigh covers a wide range of guidance, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Leigh it reveals many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for me?

The ideal way of seeking the right conveyancer is through a personal recommendation, so ask colleagues and those you trust who have purchased a property in Leigh or the local estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Leigh vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three estimates from different property lawyers. Make sure that you clarify that the fees are fixed.

My aim is to purchase a garden flat in Leigh. Conveyancing lawyer has been awaiting, from the owner, building insurance paperwork. Earlier today I was advised that the vendor needs to send the insurance paperwork for the flat above also. Why does my solicitor want to check the insurance for the other flat? Is it strictly required? We have been stalled for the previous month…

It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Leigh to find Conveyancing in Leigh in a minority of cases reveals that the lease requires the tenant's to insure their individual flats as opposed to the landlord insuring the complete building - which is definitely better. Do contact your solicitor but it would seem that your property lawyer is looking to verify that the whole building is insured. Insuring a ground floor apartment is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the other flat cannot be reinstated due to lack of insurance cover.

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