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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in New Mills

My fiance’s mother is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I will be offered preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in New Mills?

It’s sensible to request multiple conveyancing quotes. Make use of our search tool on this site. The charges seem to be different but service levels do are distinct between property lawyers as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.

Will my lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in New Mills.

Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in New Mills. Some people will acquire a house in New Mills, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical damage, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, but there are a number of checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their lawyers which will give them a better understanding of the risks in New Mills. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard inquiry of the vendor to find out whether the premises has suffered from flooding. If the residence has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could commence a claim for damages resulting from an incorrect response. A purchaser’s solicitors may also order an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be conducted.

I decided to have a survey completed on a property in New Mills ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies may refuse to give a mortgage on such a property.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you e-mail us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in New Mills. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

Taking into account that I am about to part with over three hundred thousand on a house in New Mills I would like to talk to a solicitor regarding thehouse move ahead of instructing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - we would be delighted to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the conveyancer who will be conducting your property ownership legalities in New Mills.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is unique individual, not a matter reference. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are provided with for your conveyancing in New Mills should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

I am a negotiator for a long established estate agency in New Mills where we see a few leasehold sales put at risk as a result of leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have received conflicting advice from local New Mills conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the seller of a flat can start the lease extension process for the buyer?

As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

I own a leasehold flat in New Mills, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2007. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding flats in New Mills with a long lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease ceases on 21st October 2069

With 50 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £31,400 and £36,200 plus costs.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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