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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Radstock

Having been recommended your organisation we were about to go ahead with a conveyancing solicitor in Radstock recommended on your site but have come across alternative quotes via the web look cheaper – why is this?

You can find plenty of conveyancing organisations marketing at first sight what seems to be very low prices. We would encourage you to give due consideration as to how much you respect your own move to you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish with regard to the quality of the legal work. Some hide extras well inside the terms of engagement. The law firms that we list for conveyancing in Radstock neverbehave this way.

My husband and I are getting closer to an exchange on a flat in Radstock and my mum and dad have sent the ten percent deposit to my solicitor. I am now told that as the deposit has not come from me my lawyer needs to make a notification to my lender. Apparently, in also acting for the mortgage company he must advise them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I informed the lender concerning my parents' contribution when I applied for the mortgage, so is it really necessary for this now to hold matters up?

The conveyancer is obliged to check with mortgage company to make sure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own funds. The solicitor can only disclose this to your lender if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I purchased a freehold house in Radstock yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Radstock and has limited impact for conveyancing in Radstock but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Will my conveyancing lawyers need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Radstock. My lender is The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 10/12/2018, the requirements read as follows :

I can see plenty of here regarding conveyancing in Radstock but what is your top tip for selecting the right conveyancer in Radstock

It would be unwise to be swayed by the cheapest Radstock conveyancing fees. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

My wife and I buying a 3 bedroom semi in Radstock. We would like to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will legal work on the property include checks to see if these works are permitted?

Your conveyancer should review the deeds as conveyancing in Radstock will on occasion reveal restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of works or necessitated the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval under the building regulations. Certain areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these issues with a surveyor prior to committing yourself to a purchase.

Skipton have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a property in Radstock has been accepted, what are the next steps?

Your estate agent will wish to be advised as to your lawyer's details (ensure that the conveyancing practitioners are on the lender’s approved list). Telephone Skipton or your broker and complete any relevant paperwork. Skipton will instruct a valuer who will get in touch with the estate agent or owners to arrange an appointment. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes on average a fortnight for the mortgage offer to be issued. Skipton will issue the offer to you and your conveyancers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Radstock.

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