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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Shields

My bid for a property was accepted at auction in South Shields. Conveyancing is necessary. What is next?

Having legally bound yourself to purchase you now have to retain a conveyancing solicitor soon as you now have a tight deadline in which to complete the transaction. Every auction property will have a bespoke auction pack. This should include the copy title deeds, local authority and drainage searches. In the case of leasehold property the conveyancing papers should contain a copy of the lease, management information and a sellers leasehold information form and other conveyancing documentation pertinent to a leasehold property. You need to hand this to your appointed conveyancing solicitor at the earliest opportunity. Do make sure that your finances are in place to complete on the date specified in the contract.

I happen to be the single recipient of my late mum's will and I have everything in my name alone, including the house in South Shields. Conveyancing formalities meant that the Land Registry date was in February. I want to move. I do know about the Mortgage Lenders six month 'rule', meaning my proprietorship will be considered the same way as if I'd bought the house in February. Do I have to wait 6 months to sell?

The CML handbook mandates conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you may be impacted by that. How sensible a view mortgage companies take of it, depend on the mortgage company as this provision is chiefly there to pick up on subsales or the flipping of properties.

Are all South Shields Conveyancing Quality Solicitors on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel?

A selection of banks and building societies now utilise CQS as the starting point for Panel membership such as HSBC and Santander. The Law Society’s CQS membership however gives no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for firms wishing to remain on their panels.

I decided to have a survey done on a property in South Shields prior to appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to grant a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Halifax. If you call us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in South Shields. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in South Shields especially if they are acquainted with such properties in South Shields.

I am a sole trader planning to take over a lease of a shop on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in South Shields for less than £1,200?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in South Shields, including the disposal and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right lawyer. As for the charges these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your contact information or telephone so as to enable us to furnish you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

My uncle has urged me to appoint his lawyers for conveyancing in South Shields. Should I find my own conveyancer?

There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to select a conveyancing solicitor is to seek feedback from friends or family who have used the conveyancer you're considering.

I today plan to offer on a house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it all the more appealing. I have since discovered that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in South Shields. Conveyancing solicitors have are soon to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in South Shields ?

Most houses in South Shields are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can assist with the conveyancing process. It is clear that you are buying in South Shields so you should seriously consider looking for a South Shields conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions such as requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer should advise you fully on all the issues.

Leasehold Conveyancing in South Shields - Sample of Queries before buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? Who manages the block? What prohibitions exist in the South Shields Lease?

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