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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Norton Woodseats

Do the conveyancing solicitors via your comparison service carry out conveyancing in Norton Woodseats by way of an attended exchange?

There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct attended exchanges. Do call us to secure a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.

Should our solicitor be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Norton Woodseats.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Norton Woodseats. There are those who acquire a house in Norton Woodseats, completely aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which can figure out the risks in Norton Woodseats. The standard completed inquiry forms supplied to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a usual question of the seller to determine whether the premises has historically flooded. If flooding has previously occurred which is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate response. A buyer’s conveyancers will also conduct an environmental report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional inquiries will need to be initiated.

I have a terraced Georgian property in Norton Woodseats. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Norton Woodseats and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.

I have been advised by a few selling agents in Norton Woodseats to find a conveyancer using your seach tool. Is there a financial advantage for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers to this site. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Norton Woodseats from the point of view of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Norton Woodseats can be avoided if you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and ask them to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors.
  • Some Norton Woodseats leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet 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 actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their solicitors. If you are supposed to have a share in the Management Company, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Obtaining a replacement share certificate is often a lengthy process and delays many a Norton Woodseats conveyancing deal. Where a reissued share certificate is necessary, do contact the company director and secretary or managing agents (where relevant) for this at the earliest opportunity. The majority of freeholders or managing agents in Norton Woodseats levy fees for supplying management packs for a leasehold home. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management pack can be applied for as soon as you have a buyer, thus reducing delays. The average time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Norton Woodseats.

I inherited a ground floor flat in Norton Woodseats, conveyancing formalities finalised 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Equivalent flats in Norton Woodseats with an extended lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease runs out on 21st October 2069

You have 51 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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