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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peterborough

I plan on purchasing a flat in Peterborough. My Solicitor is not listed on the bank solicitor list. Can I still appoint my Peterborough conveyancing solicitor even though they are not on the lender list of approved lawyers?

One will need to appoint a lawyer to complete the legal work required if you require a mortgage to purchase your property. The conveyancing practitioner will carry out all the essential legal checks on the property, ensuring that you will be properly registered as the owner and ensure that all the necessary mortgage documentation is in place. One can instruct a Peterborough solicitor of your choosing. However, if the property lawyer selected is not a member of the lender approved list additional costs will be incurred as separate legal representation will be required by them. Conveyancing panel applications may be submitted, so where your lawyer has not previously applied for membership they should take the chance to apply.

Can I use your services to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Peterborough even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I intend to buy an office in Peterborough with a loan from Skipton Building Society?

Our comparison service is mainly utilised to help choose residential conveyancing solicitors in Peterborough but we have recorded towards the end of this page some Peterborough commercial conveyancing firms. You should make contact with the solicitors directly to check if they are also authorised to represent Skipton Building Society

My aunt passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Peterborough. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £4500. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Nottingham, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you plan to refinance then Nottingham will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Nottingham conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Nottingham mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £175,000 garden flat in Peterborough next Monday. The freeholder has quoted £336 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge exorbitant fees for a leasehold conveyance in Peterborough?

Peterborough conveyancing on leasehold flats usually requires the purchaser’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to respond to such questions the majority will be content to assist. They may levy a reasonable administration fee for responding to questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some transactions it exceeds £800. The management information fee demanded by the landlord must be sent together with a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration charges, otherwise the charge is technically not due. Reality however dictates that you have no choice but to pay whatever is demanded if you want to sell the property.

Peterborough Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    Many Peterborough leasehold apartments will have a service charge for maintenance of the block set on behalf of the management company. Where you buy the flat you will have to meet this liability, usually periodically throughout the year. This can differ from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for large purpose-built blocks. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a large sum, say approximately £25-£75 but you should to check as sometimes it could be prohibitively expensive. Be sure to investigate if there are any onerous restrictions in the lease. For example it is reasonably common in Peterborough leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Peterborough. If you like the apartmentin Peterborough however your dog can’t make the move with you then you will be presented with a difficult determination. The prefered form of lease structure is where the freehold title is owned by the leaseholders. In this situation the leaseholders benefit from control and even though a managing agent is frequently employed if it is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves.

What are my options where I am dissatisfied with the lawyer who handled our conveyancing in Peterborough?

We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that occasionally things do go wrong. However there is recourse if you were unhappy with your conveyancing in Peterborough. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a lawyer to their governing body. If you remain unhappy you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.

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