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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northop Hall

Will my lawyer be asking questions concerning flooding during the conveyancing in Northop Hall.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Northop Hall. There are those who acquire a property in Northop Hall, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, aside from the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.

Solicitors are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a various searches that can be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Northop Hall. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) includes a usual question of the owner to find out whether the property has historically flooded. If the residence has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a purchaser may bring a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading answer. The buyer’s lawyers will also carry out an enviro search. This should higlight whether there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be made.

How does conveyancing in Northop Hall differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Northop Hall approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is built. This is because builders in Northop Hall usually purchase 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 conveyancers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Northop Hall or who has acted in the same development.

My business partner and I are intending to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend lawyers offering competitive charges for commercial conveyancing in Northop Hall for under £2000?

We can recommend firms who have specialist knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Northop Hall, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to buy or sell a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a whole business we can find you the right solicitor. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or phone so as to enable us to furnish you with a detailed commercial conveyancing calculation.

Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold house in Northop Hall. Conveyancing and Barclays Direct mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Northop Hall who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to incur the fees of a Northop Hall conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Northop Hall - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing

    If a Northop Hall lease has fewer than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the marketability of the flat. Check with your bank that they are willing to to proceed given the lease term. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will probably have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and you need to have some idea of how much this will be. For most Northop Halllease extensions you will be required to have owned the premises for a couple of years before you are entitled to extend the lease. What prohibitions are there in the Northop Hall Lease? How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their maintenance charge payments?

I am contemplating instructing an online lawyer as opposed to a Northop Hall conveyancing firm. Any advice?

There are advantages of being able to pop in to a local Northop Hall conveyancing solicitor such as

  • signing documents same day
  • often being able to speak to someone face-to-face can make a huge difference, particularly for more complex house moves
  • the ability to raise concerns if matters are not going as expected

When comparing estimates, look carefully for hidden extras. Most decent Northop Hall high street solicitors give an all-inclusive figure. Many online companies appear to offer discounted prices, but have hidden 'extras' in the in the terms and conditions.

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