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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Little Hulton

When can the exchange of contracts happen for sale conveyancing in Little Hulton and do I need to be at the conveyancers office?

If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Little Hulton you are invited in to sign documents. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we recommend offer a national conveyancing service and give just as comprehensive and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is just a prerequisite for the solicitor to exchange contracts at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Little Hulton)to be in the office available at the end of the phone to exchange contracts.

I am about to put an offer on a leasehold apartment in Little Hulton. The selling agents tell me that it is standard for flats in Little Hulton to have less than 75 years remaining. I am expecting a loan with Bank of Ireland. Will the property be mortgageable given that the lease has Seventy One years unexpired.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 15/7/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

This question may be naive but I am unexperienced as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Little Hulton. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my solicitor? If so, I will find a local conveyancing solicitor in Little Hulton?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Little Hulton. Your solicitors will transfer the purchase money to the vendor’s lawyers, and once they have received this, you should be called to pick up the keys from the Estate Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Does a directory service exist listing Virgin Money panel solicitors in Little Hulton on the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook Website?

No. There is no such directory service on the CML or Building Society Association websites. Very few lenders make their panel listings viewable over the internet. Where you are looking for a Little Hulton property lawyer on the Virgin Money please use our tool.

Having read lots of mortgage guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Little Hulton solicitor - who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. is that correct?

Nottingham will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Nottingham will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. Your lawyer will not organise the survey but they may be able to put you in touch with a local one that they recommend. RICS offers a find a surveyor service (just google it) where you can search for a qualified surveyor by your Little Hulton postcode. As you are getting a mortgage with Nottingham, you could contact them to see if they have a list of approved surveyors in Little Hulton.

Should commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that could affect a commercial site in Little Hulton?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Little Hulton will execute a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Little Hulton. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Little Hulton.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Little Hulton it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately can result in delays to Little Hulton commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Little Hulton.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Little Hulton?

Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Little Hulton. 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…’

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