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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Newark

Is there a reason to instruct a Newark conveyancing practice when internet based conveyancers are less overpriced?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Newark and you should seek an affordable fee calculation but don’t expend your energy looking for the lowest priced Newark conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a distressing house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist solicitor. An e-mail can never replace a telephone conversation and can never replicate a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and top rated conveyancing solicitor who can tackle your conveyancing from beginning to end, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an online conveyancer. Our lawyers will contact you regularly to update you as to progress and keep you informed. Should you need to phone the firm you will know who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are kept fully informed.

We are planning to move house in March. Does my conveyancing solicitor update the removal company on the day of completion. On a separate note, can you put forward a removal company in Newark. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across this website.

On the day of completion you can pick up the keys from your selling agent but this can only occur once the vendors lawyers advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be collected. You will need to advise the removal company that you are ready to move in. We do not suggest a specific removal company but can assist you in finding a conveyancing in Newark or a legal practice with expertise in conveyancing in Newark.

We had chosen conveyancers locally in Newark on the Virgin Money solicitor approved list. They have just billed me an additional charge for dealing with the Virgin Money mortgage. Is this a supplemental conveyancing fee specified by Virgin Money?

As unfair as it may seem, as long as it’s in their Terms and Conditions or estimate then yes your solicitor may charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by Virgin Money but by your Newark solicitor. Some firms on the Virgin Money panel will charge ’dealing with mortgage’ fee and others do not.

We expect to receive a OIP from Clydesdale this week so we know how much we could potentially offer as otherwise we only have online calculators to go by (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Clydesdale recommend any Newark solicitors on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel, or is it better to go independently?

You will need to appoint Newark solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Clydesdale through the process.

I am buying a new build flat in Newark. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Newark

    Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. Newark is the location of the property. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Newark are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Newark you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Newark may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Last October I purchased a leasehold property in Newark. Am I liable to pay 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. It is an essential part 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).

Newark Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? What is the the remaining lease term? This question is important as a) areas may result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if maintenance are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the running of the building you will wish to know about it

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