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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in St Bees

My partner’s uncle is a solicitor. I suspect that I will receive preferential fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what level of costs should I be expecting for conveyancing in St Bees?

It’s advisable to request multiple conveyancing estimates. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that fees may be different but service levels do differ between law firms as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

My wife and I changing mortgage lender for our maisonette in St Bees with Nationwide. We have a son 18 who lives with us. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose any adults other than ourselves who reside at the property. The solicitor has now sent a form for our son to sign, waiving any legal rights in the event that the property is repossessed. I have a couple of questions (1) Is this form unique to the Nationwide conveyancing panel as he did not need to sign this form when we remortgaged 5 years ago (2) Does our son by signing this compromise his entitlement to inherit the property?

First, rest assured that your Nationwide conveyancing panel solicitor is doing the right thing as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Nationwide. This is solely used to protect Nationwide if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Nationwide had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.

Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to attend the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in St Bees so that I can pop in to their offices if necessary.

As opposed to twenty years ago, most lenders no longer require their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to hand over identification documents and there are still distinct benefits to using a local practitioner, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in St Bees.

My friend recommended that where I am purchasing in St Bees I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard St Bees conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out significant information about St Bees around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the St Bees Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, St Bees Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding St Bees.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in St Bees. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in St Bees

    If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please supply a car parking plan.

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