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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Much Wenlock

Willinstructing a Much Wenlock conveyancing firm make the ownership transfer easier?

Existing third party connections are another important factor to consider when appointing conveyancing solicitors. Much Wenlock conveyancers often have connections with mortgage brokers and selling, local authorities, surveyors and other law firms meaning the whole process is going to be much smoother for you. Hosting a sound experience in the local area is also a plus .

Last September we completed a house move in Much Wenlock. We have noticed several issues with the property which we believe were overlooked in the conveyancing searches. Do we have any recourse? Can you clarify the nature of searches that should have been carried out as part of conveyancing in Much Wenlock?

The question is not clear as to the nature of the problems and if they are relate to conveyancing in Much Wenlock. Conveyancing searches and due diligence undertaken during the buying process are designed to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller answers a questionnaire called a SPIF. answers ends up being misleading, you could possibly take legal action against the seller for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Much Wenlock.

Various internet forums that I have frequented warn that are a common cause of hinderance in Much Wenlock house deals. Is this right?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the most frequent causes of hindrances in the conveyancing process. Local searches are not likely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Much Wenlock.

Due to the advice of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Much Wenlock prior to retaining conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will refuse to issue a loan on such a premises.

It varies from the lender to lender. HSBC has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Much Wenlock. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Much Wenlock with the purpose of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Much Wenlock can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers as soon as your agents start advertising the property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the buyers’ solicitors.
  • Some Much Wenlock leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this is the case, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should make sure that you are holding the original share certificate. Arranging a new share certificate can be a lengthy process and frustrates many a Much Wenlock conveyancing transaction. If a duplicate share certificate is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if applicable) for this sooner rather than later. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? In particular have you installed wooden flooring? Much Wenlock leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or addition of wooden flooring calls for a licence issued by the Landlord approving such alterations. Where you dont have the approvals to hand you should not communicate with the landlord without checking with your conveyancer before hand.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Much Wenlock - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    Is there a share of the freehold? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will increase the maintenance fees?

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