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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Llanfairfechan

Having sold my house in Llanfairfechan last May yet the purchaser is calling daily to moan that his lawyer needs to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale legalities now that I have sold?

After completion of your disposal your lawyer should deliver the transfer deeds and all of the paperwork to the purchaser's conveyancer. If applicable, your lawyer must also evidence that the legal charge in favour of the lender has been discharged to the buyers solicitors. There are no post completion procedures peculiar conveyancing in Llanfairfechan.

This question may be naive but I am new to the home buying as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Llanfairfechan. Do I collect the keys to the premises on completion from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Llanfairfechan?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Llanfairfechan. Conveyancing lawyers for you will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's lawyers, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you should be invited to pick up the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

Is it the case that all Llanfairfechan solicitors on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money approved list of solicitors they would need to be regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Some lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be overseen by the CLC.

I currently have a mortgage with Coventry BS for my property in Llanfairfechan. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Coventry BS?

Coventry BS must be informed of your intention prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Coventry BS’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Coventry BS will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Coventry BS directly. You need not do this via a Coventry BS conveyancing panel firm.

What will a local search reveal regarding the house I am purchasing in Llanfairfechan?

Llanfairfechan conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for example Searches UK The local search is essential in every Llanfairfechan conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 13 subject sections.

3 months have gone by since my purchase conveyancing in Llanfairfechan took place. I have checked the Land Registry website which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Last September I purchased a leasehold property in Llanfairfechan. Do I have any liability for service charges for periods before completion of my purchase?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Llanfairfechan Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying

    Does the lease have in excess of 82 years unexpired? The prefered form of lease arrangement is where the freehold reversion is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the leaseholders enjoy control and even though a managing agent is frequently retained if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent is directed by the tenants. In the main the outlay for major works are not incorporated into the maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Llanfairfechan require tenants to contribute towards a reserve fund created for the specific purpose of building a fund for major works.

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