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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Sedbergh

I have given 8 weeks notice to my current landlord and have to be out of my rented apartment in Sedbergh by 3/5/2023. Conveyancing on my purchase is progressing. Can I complete in three weeks as don't want to have to move into temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental unless your lawyer suggests that you should. If you have not already done so, notify to your solicitor and request that they cajole the other lawyers, try to an acceptable time-line that all parties will aim to achieve

Is there a reason why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Sedbergh costs more?

In summary, leasehold conveyancing in Sedbergh and elsewhere usually warrants additional work compared to freehold conveyancing. This includes reviewing the lease, corresponding with the landlord about serving applicable notices, securing current service charge and management information, procuring the landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts. The obligations on both the landlord and the tenant in the lease need to be studied by the buyer’s conveyancing team and read from beginning to end – no matter how many different proprietor have owned the lease since it was first granted.

My lawyer has informed me that lack of right of way insurance is necessary on my purchase. What is the typical level of cover needed for conveyancing in Sedbergh?

The right level of lack of right of way indemnity insurance depends on your lender. It would differ for example between Barclays and Leeds Building Society. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to borrowers take out such policies.

Is it the case that all Sedbergh solicitor practices on the Skipton conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As a firm of solicitors, in order to be on the Skipton conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. The majority of lenders do list licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the organisation would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I can not fathom if my bank obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called my Sedbergh bank branch on a couple of occasions and was told they are content with the situation and they will lend. My Sedbergh conveyancing solicitor - who is on the lender conveyancing panel- called and was told they refuse to lend based on their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Provided that the conveyancer is on the lender approved list, they must follow the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Handbook specifications for the bank. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the mortgage company will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the lender to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years left on the lease.

I have been advised by numerous selling agents in Sedbergh to get a quote from a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site rather than alternative conveyancing organisations?

We refuse to offer any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as a client could think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not receiving any benefit too?’ We would prefer to grow our business on genuine recommendations.

Should I appoint a Sedbergh conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am purchasing? We have a good friend who can carry out the legal formalities however his firm is located approximately 350kilometers drive away.

The benefit of a local Sedbergh conveyancing practice is that you can attend the office to execute paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them if necessary. Having local Sedbergh know how is a benefit. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and they were happy that should trump using an unfamiliar Sedbergh conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being local.

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