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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in South Yorkshire

What is the difference between a licensed conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire

Two types of professional can conduct conveyancing in South Yorkshire namely licenced conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide the legal services that you need to complete the disposal or purchase of property. Both are obliged to execute South Yorkshire conveyancing to the same quality and guidelines so you can be sure that your conveyancing will be properly administered and that all requisite procedures will be suitably taken.

I am assisting my niece sell her property in South Yorkshire. Will the conveyancer arrange the EPC or do I organise this?

After the demise of HIPs, energy performance certificates remained a compulsory element of moving property. An energy assessment should be to hand prior to the property being marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that lawyers ordinarily organise. If you are using a South Yorkshire conveyancing solicitor they may help arrange energy assessments given their relationships with long established South Yorkshire accredited person

Is there a list of Yorkshire BS panel conveyancers in South Yorkshire on the Council of Mortgage Lender’s Website?

No. There is no such facility on the CML or Building Society Association sites. A small selection of mortgage companies make their panel listings visible on the web. Where you are looking for a South Yorkshire lawyer on the Yorkshire BS please use our facility.

I acquired my apartment on 7 August and the transaction details is not yet registered. Should I be concerned? My conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire said it will be registered in a couple of weeks. Are properties in South Yorkshire uniquely lengthy to register?

As far as conveyancing in South Yorkshire is concerned, registration is no quicker or slower than the rest of the country. Rather than based on location, timescales can differ subject to who lodges the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry have to notify any interested parties. Currently approximately three quarters of submission are fully addressed within 12 days but some can be subject to longer delays. Registration takes place after the purchaser is living at the property so registration formalities is not typically an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for an expedited registration.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and identified one round the corner in South Yorkshire I like with a park and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in South Yorkshire suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a home loan the shortness of the lease may be problematic. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in South Yorkshire with the aim of speeding up the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in South Yorkshire can be bypassed if you appoint lawyers the minute you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold documentation which will be required by the buyers’ representatives.
  • If you are supposed to have a share in the freehold, you should ensure that you are holding the original share certificate. Arranging a replacement share certificate is often a time consuming process and slows down many a South Yorkshire home move. Where a new share certificate is required, do contact the company officers or managing agents (if relevant) for this as soon as possible. If you have had any disputes with your freeholder or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be concerned about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and discharge any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose details of the dispute to the buyers, but it is better to present the dispute as over as opposed to unresolved. Some South Yorkshire leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, you should notify your estate agents to make sure that the purchasers put in hand financial (bank) and professional references. Any bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are financially capable of paying the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers.

I own a split level flat in South Yorkshire, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in South Yorkshire with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2082

You have 58 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £22,800 and £26,400 as well as legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

Should one as executor remove a departed person's name from the title deeds for a house in South Yorkshire?

Where a South Yorkshire property is jointly owned and one of the owners dies, their name will not immediately be removed from the Land Registry title. It is not necessary to remove their name as in the event of a disposal you would just need to evidence as to the reason the joint proprietor is missing from the contract, such as the probate documents.

With a view to making the sale conveyancing more straight forward for the sale of the property you may arrange to have the deceased person erased from the title register by applying to the land registry with proof of the death. There is no land registry fee payable.

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