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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Leiston

My wife and I have recently appointed a conveyancing solicitor in Leiston. I I would like to check if they are on the Leeds Building Society approved list of lawyers. Could you assist?

The first thing to do is call your lawyer and enquire if they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you should get in touch with Leeds Building Society who may be able to assist.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Leiston. I now require my file however the law firm has closed. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Leiston of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How does conveyancing in Leiston differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Leiston approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is completed. This is because house builders in Leiston tend to acquire the land, 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 conveyancers 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Leiston or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Leiston and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Leiston. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Leiston area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Leiston. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

I have just started marketing my 2 bed flat in Leiston. Conveyancing has not commenced, however I have recently had a yearly service charge demand – Do I pay up?

The sensible thing to do is clear the maintenance contribution as normal as all rents and service charges will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I bought a 2 bed flat in Leiston, conveyancing formalities finalised 5 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Leiston with over 90 years remaining are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2069

With 50 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £31,400 and £36,200 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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