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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Ripley

I am assisting my niece sell her house in Ripley. Does the solicitor commission an energy assessment or do I organise this?

After the abolition of Home Packs, energy assessments was kept a mandatory component of selling a house. An energy performance certificate needs to be commissioned in advance of the property being marketed. This is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers normally arrange. If you are using a Ripley conveyancing practitioner they may help arrange EPC’s due to their relationships with long established local providers

Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unexperienced as a first time buyer of a ground floor flat in Ripley. Do I collect the keys to the house on the completion date from my lawyer? If this is the case, I will appoint a High Street conveyancing solicitor in Ripley?

On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Ripley. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the Estate Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen between 1 and 3pm.

My aunt informed me that in purchasing a property in Ripley there could be various restrictions affecting the ability to carry out external changes to the property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Ripley which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to perform external changes. Part of the conveyancing in Ripley should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I am buying a new build house in Ripley with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not reduce the amount so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of extras instead. The property agent advised me not inform my lawyer about this side-deal as it could jeopardize my loan with the lender. Is this normal?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Ripley is the location of the property. Can you offer any advice?

Flying freeholds in Ripley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Ripley you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Ripley may decide 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.

Do I need to be suspicious that third parties that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Ripley conveyancing practice?

As with many service providers, often referrals from family and friends can be most helpful. Nevertheless there are many people with a vested interest in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies may put forward lawyers to appoint. Sometimes these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as being good in their field, but sometimes there exists a financial incentive behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to choose your own lawyer. However, bear in mind that some banks operate an approved list of lawyers you are obliged to use for the lender aspect of your transaction.

I own a leasehold flat in Ripley. Conveyancing and Barnsley Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing solicitor in Ripley who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Ripley conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

Ripley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

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