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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Peterlee

Finally the sale completed on my house in Peterlee last September but our buyer keeps Skype messaging me complaining that their conveyancer is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities following completion?

Following your sale your conveyancer is obliged to deliver the transfer deeds and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s lawyers. Depending on the transaction, your lawyer should also confirm that the mortgage has been paid off to the purchasers lawyers. There are no post completion tasks just for conveyancing in Peterlee.

I am purchasing a semi-detached house in Peterlee. How practical is it for me to do the conveyancing?

Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Peterlee you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Peterlee.

How do I use the search facility to get a fee calculation from a conveyancing solicitor in Peterlee on the approved list for my lender?

1st select a bank such as National Westminster Bank, Coventry Building Society or Clydesdale then type in your preferred area such as Peterlee. Conveyancing organisations in Peterlee and further afield will then be identified.

I am employed by a long established estate agent office in Peterlee where we have experienced a number of flat sales derailed as a result of short leases. I have been given contradictory information from local Peterlee conveyancing solicitors. Please can you shed some light as to whether the owner of a flat can commence the lease extension process for the purchaser on completion of the sale?

Provided that the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. The benefit of this is that the proposed purchaser can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.

An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the purchaser.

Peterlee Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing

    The answer will be useful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the common areas may start to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the tenants have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to have all the details Be sure to enquire if the the lease contains any unreasonable restrictions in the lease. For instance some leases prohibit pets being permitted in in a block in Peterlee. If you love the apartmentin Peterlee yet your cat can’t move with you then you will be faced hard decision. How much is the ground rent and service charge?

My husband and I yesterday found out that one of the directors of the conveyancing practice undertaking the purchase conveyancing in Peterlee is an aunty of the seller. Is this acceptable?

As long as there is no conflict of interest this is permitted. Where you are requiring a home loan then the mortgage company may have a say as many mortgage companies have specific requirements concerning this. For example for Barclays plc as of 1/6/2023, the requirements read as follows :

1.15- May your firm act if the person dealing with the transaction or a member of his immediate family is the borrower?

Yes, in the circumstances stated in 1.15 of Part 1 of the Handbook provided there is no conflict of interest.

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