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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portland

What does my ID and proof of funds have anything to do with my conveyancing in Portland? Is this really necessary?

You are right in the requirement set out by your solicitor has nothing to do with conveyancing in Portland. Nowadays you will not be able to proceed with any conveyancing process in the absence handing over evidence of your identity. This usually takes the form of a either your passport or driving licence plus a utility bill. Please note that if you are providing your driving licence as evidence of ID it must be both the paper element as well as the photo card part, one is not satisfactory without the other.

Proof of the source of funds is mandated under Money Laundering Regulations. You should not be offended when you are asked to produce this as your lawyer will need to retain this information on file. Your Portland conveyancing solicitor will require evidence of proof of funds prior to accepting any funds from you into their client account and they will also ask additional queries concerning the source of monies.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal proposed roadworks that could affect a commercial land in Portland?

Many commercial conveyancing solicitors in Portland will carry out a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Portland. The report provides definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Portland.

For each commercial conveyancing transaction in Portland it is critical to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Portland commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for residential conveyancing in Portland.

I am buying a new build apartment in Portland. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Portland

    Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

How do I use the search tool to choose a conveyancing lawyer in Portland on the approved list for my lender?

Step one is to pick a mortgage company such as Birmingham Midshires, The Mortgage Works or Aldermore then specify your preferred area for example Portland. Conveyancing organisations in Portland and further afield should be identified.

I today plan to offer on a house that appears to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable figure which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Portland. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Portland ?

Most houses in Portland are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area can help the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are purchasing in Portland in which case you should be shopping around for a Portland conveyancing solicitor and check that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

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