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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Shields

Will our lawyer be raising enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in South Shields.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers conducting conveyancing in South Shields. Some people will acquire a property in South Shields, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, satisfactory building insurance, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Solicitors are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a number of searches that may be initiated by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in South Shields. The conventional set of property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) contains a usual question of the vendor to determine if the property has historically flooded. In the event that the property has been flooded in past and is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect response. The buyer’s solicitors may also order an environmental search. This should disclose whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional inquiries should be initiated.

I am buying a new build apartment in South Shields. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in South Shields

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

What does commercial conveyancing in South Shields cover?

South Shields conveyancing for business premises incorporates a broad range of guidance, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

I need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor for leasehold conveyancing in South Shields. I've land on a web site which appears to be the ideal answer If it is possible to get all the legals completed via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?

As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in South Shields. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in South Shields - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I inherited a split level flat in South Shields, conveyancing was carried out 9 years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Comparable properties in South Shields with an extended lease are worth £195,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2083

With 63 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £16,200 and £18,600 as well as costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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