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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Silsworth

Souldappointing a Silsworth conveyancing firm make the legal transfer of property easier?

Established third party connections is an important consideration when appointing conveyancing solicitors. Silsworth law firms enjoy connections with lenders and agents, local authorities, surveyors and other conveyancing firms meaning the whole process is going to be much more straightforward for you. Having a sound knowledge of the local area is an advantage.

Me and my brother purchased a renovated Georgian property in Silsworth. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Lloyds TSB Bank. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Silsworth and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the purchase.

Taking into account that I will soon spend 450k on a property in Silsworth I would like to have a conversation with the conveyancer regarding thetransaction before giving the go ahead to the firm. Can this be arranged?

This is something that we encourage - we would be happy to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you first talking to the solicitor who will be conducting your conveyancing in Silsworth.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - every client is unique person, not a case reference. The practices that we put you in touch with believe that the fees you are quoted for residential conveyancing in Silsworth should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

I am using a search engine for the term conveyancing in Silsworth it reveals many solicitorslocally. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right conveyancer for me?

The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of colleagues and relatives who have acquired a property in Silsworth or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Silsworth differ, so it's sensible to secure at least three fee estimates from different conveyancers. Make sure that you know that the fees are fixed.

Are there frequently found problems that you witness in leases for Silsworth properties?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Silsworth. All leases are unique and legal mistakes in the legal wording can sometimes mean that certain clauses are wrong. For example, if your lease is missing any of the following, it could be defective:

    Repairing obligations to or maintain parts of the property

A defective lease will likely cause issues when trying to sell a property primarily because it impacts on the ability to obtain a mortgage on the property. Barclays , Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have express conveyancing instructions when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the purchaser to withdraw.

I purchased a split level flat in Silsworth, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Silsworth with over 90 years remaining are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 yearly. The lease ceases on 21st October 2073

With 54 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £32,300 and £37,400 plus legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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