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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Selby

Having been referred to your company we were going to use a conveyancing solicitor in Selby endorsed on your site but have come across some other fee calculations on the internet look cheaper – why is this?

One can find many firms of solicitors marketing what appear to be cut price. We would urge you to think long and hard about how important this transaction is to you that want to take 'cheap' risks with regard to the quality of the legal work. Many of them list a budget quote to grab your attention but hide supplemental fees in the fine print..

The vendors of the property we are purchasing hired a conveyancing solicitor in Selby who has recommended a lock out contract with a non-refundable deposit 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

There are two main concerns with signing a lock out contract (sometimes referred to as a no-shop agreement) is that it diverts attention away from moving forward with the conveyancing work, so in the absence of it needing little or no negotiation then it could transpire to be a cause of frustration and delay. It is not particularly popular amongst Selby conveyancing practitioners for this reason. The other main concern is the extent of the remedies available - a jilted buyer should not expect to win an injunctive ruling by a court to stop the seller selling to another buyer, so the only remedy available under the agreement will be the recovery of abortive charges and, in rare situations, the extra payment of penalties.

My friend advised me that where I am buying in Selby I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

This is a search is sometimes included in the estimate for your Selby conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Selby around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Selby Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Selby.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I put an offer in last month in what should have been a quick, no chain conveyancing. Selby is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Selby are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Selby you would need to get your solicitor to go 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 Selby may determine 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 premises.

Are you able to confirm the extent of conveyancing conducted by Selby conveyancing companies?

Most Selby conveyancing solicitors will supply various services to residential and agricultural land owners, sellers, purchasers, landlords and leaseholders including the following:

    Property sale conveyancing in Selby or wider afield Home purchase conveyancing in Selby and beyond Non-contentious landlord & tenant matters Staircasing (purchasing additional shares in your home) Adverse possession claims — advising you on whether you have a claim to ownership of land in Selby through a lengthy period of occupation or whether the property you are acquiring or selling may be subject to such a claim Property division, as a result of divorce or separation

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