Please help - my lawyer advises that flying freehold insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Rowley Regis conveyancing?
The appropriate level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Lloyds TSB Bank and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing solicitors as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.
My wife and I have arranged the release of further funds on our mortgage from Lloyds as we want to carry out alterations to our house in Rowley Regis. Do we need to appoint a local Rowley Regis solicitor on the Lloyds conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Lloyds would not normally appoint firms on their approved list of lawyers to handle such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Lloyds conveyancing panel.
I am currently in the process of buying my council flat in Rowley Regis. I have a mortgage agreed with Nationwide. Conveyancing is new to me. Can I proceed without a solicitor easily? I think we can but we keep being told I should have one. Any advice?
It is not advisable to proceed with a house purchase without a solicitor. The council's solicitor are not acting for you. You need a solicitor for a number reasons. One of which is to verify what plans the Council have for repairs and refurbishment for the next five years. Many leaseholders have been stung for contributions of thousands of pounds. In any event, if you are getting a mortgage with Nationwide, you will need to appoint a solicitor on the Nationwide conveyancing panel.
Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Rowley Regis. 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 conveyancing.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Rowley Regis
If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.
Hoping to buy a property located in Rowley Regis and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Rowley Regis. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Rowley Regis area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?
Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Rowley Regis. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found
Should I choose a Rowley Regis conveyancing practitioner who is local to the property I am hoping to buy? An old friend can conduct the legal work but they are based 200kilometers drive away.
The primary upside of using a local Rowley Regis conveyancing firm is that you can drop in to sign documents, present your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a plus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If other friends have used your friend and the majority were impressed that should outweigh using an unfamiliar Rowley Regis conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my 2 bed apartment in Rowley Regis. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, however I have recently received a yearly service charge invoice – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should discharge the maintenance contribution as you normally would as all ground rent and maintenance charges will be apportioned on completion, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. Having a clear account will assist your cause and will leave you no worse off financially.
Rowley Regis Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask before Purchasing
How long is the Lease? How much is the ground rent and service charge?