A colleague recommended that if I am purchasing in Repton I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your Repton conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out important information about Repton around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Repton Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Repton Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Repton.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Repton?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Repton. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
How does conveyancing in Repton differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Repton contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is built. This is because developers in Repton usually purchase the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Repton or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Repton is where the house is located. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Repton are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Repton you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Repton may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
Is it possible to swap solicitor as I have to instruct one who is on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel. I instructed a high street conveyancing solicitor in Repton five minutes from me but he is not approved by Norwich and Peterborough Building Society
It would be our pleasure to help you select a conveyancing solicitor in Repton on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Repton. Using search facility on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Repton.