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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northumberland

What is the best way to find the right solicitor to supply a quality service for my conveyancing in Northumberland?

Option 1 is to ask your friends and family whom they would seek assistance from.

Option 2 is to search the web for conveyancing in Northumberland. Pick up the phone to a couple or more firms from the list and ask them to forward you their conveyancing fee calculations and have a conversation with the lawyer who will oversee the legal process beforecommitting.

Third is to use our search tool to assist you in finding the right lawyers for you based on your own requirements including area of the property,deadlines, complexity and who the proposed mortgage company is. Don't take the bait of £99 conveyancing in Northumberland

It has been three months following my purchase conveyancing in Northumberland completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the premises from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

How does conveyancing in Northumberland differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Northumberland come to us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Northumberland usually buy the site, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Northumberland or who has acted in the same development.

My husband and I are FTB’s - agreed a price, but the property agent advised that the seller will only move forward if we use the agent's recommended lawyers as they want a ‘quick sale’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local conveyancer who is familiar with conveyancing in Northumberland

It is unlikely the sellers are behind this. Should the owner require ‘a quick sale', alienating a serious purchaser is likely to cause more damage than good. Try to communicate with the vendors directly and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you do not need to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you intend to appoint your preferred Northumberland conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will give the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing figures set by corporate headquarters.

Back In 2009, I bought a leasehold flat in Northumberland. Conveyancing and Barnsley Building Society mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Northumberland who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Northumberland conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Northumberland - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments? Plenty Northumberland leasehold properties will have a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. Should you acquire the property you will have to pay this contribution, usually in instalments accross the year. This could differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common areas. In all probability there will be a ground rent for you to pay annual, normally this is not a significant figure, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to enquire it because on occasion it can be many hundreds of pounds.

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