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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Middlewich

My conveyancer has informed me that lack of right of way insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Middlewich conveyancing?

The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Yorkshire Building Society and Coventry Building Society. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

I am the single recipient of my late grandmother’s will and I have everything in my name now, including the my former home in Middlewich. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in June. I want to move. I do know about the CML 6 month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in June. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook instructs solicitors to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." By the strict wording you might be caught by that. How practical a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this clause is primarily there to capture the purchase and immediately sell or the quick reselling of properties.

Our offer on a detached house in Middlewich has been agreed to, the sellers do nevertheless have a connected purchase. The vendors have put an offer on a flat, but it’s not been accepted yet, and have viewings of other properties in the pipeline. I have chosen a local conveyancing solicitor in Middlewich. What do I do now? When should I get the mortgage application with Barclays started?

It is understandable to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to be too out of pocket prematurely (mortgage application is in the region of £1k, then survey, Middlewich conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you should check that your solicitor is on the Barclays approved list. As to the subsequent phase this very much depends on the circumstances of your case, attraction to the property and on the state of the market. In a buoyant market some home buyers will apply for the mortgage with Barclays and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their conveyancer to move forward with searches.

How does conveyancing in Middlewich differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Middlewich contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because builders in Middlewich 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Middlewich or who has acted in the same development.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Middlewich I like with amenity areas and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 61 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Middlewich in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you need a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for at least 2 years you can ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this.

I need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Middlewich. I happened to chance upon a site which looks to be the ideal offering If it is possible to get all this stuff done via phone that would be preferable. Should I be concerned? What should out be looking out for?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

I own a leasehold flat in Middlewich. Conveyancing and Virgin Money mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Middlewich who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to make sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Middlewich conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Middlewich - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying

    Many Middlewich leasehold properties will have a service charge for maintenance of the block invoiced by the freeholder. Where you buy the flat you will have to meet this liability, normally periodically throughout the year. This may differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a exorbitant amount, say around £25-£75 but you need to enquire it because occasionally it can be surprisingly expensive. Be sure to investigate if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is very common in Middlewich leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Middlewich. If you like the propertyin Middlewich however your cat is not allowed to move with you then you will be presented with a hard decision.

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