The vendors of the property we are looking to purchase are using a conveyancing practitioner in Middleton who has insisted on a preliminary agreement with a non-refundable deposit two thousand pounds. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?
Lock out contracts are contracts binding a home seller and prospective buyer giving the buyer the sole right to purchase the premises for a limited period of time. For all intents and purposes, an exclusivity agreement is a contract stating that you should have a contract at a later time which is the main conveyancing contract. It is generally utilised for buyer protection though in many situations, the owner may stand to benefit from such agreements as well. There are numerous pros and cons to using them but you need to check with your lawyer but beware that it may end up costing you more in conveyancing fees. In light of these reasons these agreements are unusual when it comes to conveyancing in Middleton.
We are purchasing a flat in Middleton. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On completion day we have to put our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our money?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
Last month we had a mortgage agreed in principle with Lloyds. Middleton conveyancing solicitors have been chosen. How long does it take for Lloyds to send the offer to the lawyer?
Some lenders take longer than others. Have Lloyds conducted the survey? Have you advised Lloyds as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Lloyds conveyancing panel? It is not unusual for a mortgage offer to take a month to come through.
I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Middleton 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. You may wish to consider appointing your own Middleton surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Middleton in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the property. Our surveyor has said that some lenders tend not issue a loan on such a premises.
It varies from the lender to lender. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can look into this further with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Middleton. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Middleton especially if they are familiar with such properties in Middleton.
My husband and I are 18 days into a leasehold purchase having been referred to a firm by the selling agent to carry out the conveyancing in Middleton. We are not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would have to be really bad in order to consider replacing them. Has your mortgage been generated? In the event that it has you will need to advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-issued. Your solicitor ideally should be on the lenders panel to avoid added costs and frustration. So that should be your starting point. Our search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Middleton
Completion is due on the disposal of our £425,000 flat in Middleton next Monday. The freeholder has quoted £300 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Middleton?
For most leasehold sales in Middleton conveyancing will involve, questions about the management of a building inevitably needing to be answered directly by the freeholder or its agent, this includes :
Answering conveyancing due diligence questions
Where consent is required before sale in Middleton
Supplying insurance information
Deeds of covenant upon sale
Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Middleton Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries before Purchasing
Please tell me if there are any major works on the horizon that will increase the maintenance fees? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability? The best form of lease structure is if the freehold interest is owned by the leaseholders. In this scenario the tenants enjoy control and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.