We're in Runcorn, FTBs buying with a mortgage (lender is Kent Reliance , and our solicitor is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
Do I choose a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Runcorn?
There are two types of lawyers who can perform conveyancing in Runcorn namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. Both professionals provide the legal services that required to complete the sale or purchase of property. Both are required to conduct Runcorn conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you can be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that the necessary steps will be correctly attended to.
I am assisting my aunt sell her house in Runcorn. Will the conveyancing solicitor order the EPC or should I organise this?
After the demise of HIPs, energy assessments remained a compulsory component of selling a property. An EPC should be commissioned before the property is advertised. It is not something that conveyancers normally arrange. Where you are using a Runcorn conveyancing lawyer they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable Runcorn energy assessors
This question may be naive but I am unseasoned as FTB of a two bedroom flat in Runcorn. Do I collect the keys to the premises on the completion date from my solicitor? If this is the case, I will instruct a local conveyancing solicitor in Runcorn?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Runcorn. Your solicitors will arrange to send the completion advance to the seller's conveyancers, and once they have received this, you should be invited to collect the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. This tends to happen early afternoon.
What can a local search tell me concerning the property my wife and I buying in Runcorn?
Runcorn conveyancing often starts with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search plays an important part in most Runcorn conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant once you have moved into your new home. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Runcorn. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Runcorn
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. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Please supply a car parking plan. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Runcorn conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Runcorn conveyancing practice) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Runcorn conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:
How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Runcorn - A selection of Queries Prior to buying
Are there any major works in the near future that will add a premium to the maintenance fees? Is the freehold owned collectively by the tenants?