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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Shipley

I am buying a house without a mortgage in Shipley. I have lived for the last 20 years in Shipley. Conveyancing searches are a lot of money. Given that I know the road and vicinity intimately must I have all the conveyancing searches?

In the absence of a home loan, then the vast majority of the Shipley conveyancing searches are non-obligatory. Your conveyancer will try and steer you, perhaps strongly, that you should have searches carried out, but he is duty bound to take that path of guidance. Do take into account; if you are going to sell the house in the future, it will be of importance to your future buyer what the searches determine. On occasion premises with no practical issues can still reveal unexpected search results. A competent conveyancing solicitor in Shipley should provide you some helpful guidance here.

It is 10 years ago since I purchased my property in Shipley. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been retained on the sale but I can't locate the title deeds. Is this a problem?

Don’t worry too much. First the deeds may be with your lender or they may stored with the conveyancers who acted in the purchase. Secondly in all probability the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers procuring up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in Shipley relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it is more of a problem but is resolvable.

I'm refinancing my primary property to a BTL loan with Aldermore and I will use the ballance of the raised equity as a down payment on further house. The location we are interested in is Shipley. Will your lawyers be able to act for both sets of mortgage companies and tie in the two deals?

Do use our comparison tool on this page to be sure that the solicitors are approved by both mortgage companies. Assuming that they are your solicitor should be able to tie up the two conveyancing matters but you should talk with you conveyancer and communicate your expectations and requirements.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Shipley for my house move. Is there any facility to check a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded telephone calls for training reasons.

Our conveyancer has advised that he intends to complete and exchange simultaneously on the disposal of our £400,000 flat in Shipley next week. The management company has quoted £360 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in Shipley?

Shipley conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes normally results in fees being invoiced by landlords agents :

    Answering conveyancing due diligence enquiries Where consent is required before sale in Shipley Copies of the building insurance and schedule Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your lawyer will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Shipley leasehold premises is £350. For Shipley conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are obliged to provide answers.

Shipley Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    What restrictions are contained in the Shipley Lease? How much is the ground rent and service charge? The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this situation the tenants benefit from control and even though a managing agent is often employed if it is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.

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