My relative suggested that where I am buying in Staffordshire I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard Staffordshire conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Staffordshire around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Staffordshire Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data about Staffordshire.
How does conveyancing in Staffordshire differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Staffordshire approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in Staffordshire typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are accustomed to new build conveyancing in Staffordshire or who has acted in the same development.
Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Staffordshire prior to appointing solicitors. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some banks may not give a loan on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can look into this further via the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Staffordshire. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Staffordshire to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
My company is hoping to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering competitive charges for commercial conveyancing in Staffordshire for below 1500k?
We are happy to recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Staffordshire, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are looking to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can find you the right firm. As for the costs this will depend on the structure and terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your details or telephone so as to enable us to supply you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing quote.
In sourcing the internet for the term on line conveyancing in Staffordshire it brings up many conveyancersin the area. How do I determine which is the right conveyancing solicitor for me?
The ideal method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via personal referral, so seek the counsel of friends and relatives who have acquired a property in Staffordshire or a respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Fees for conveyancing in Staffordshire vary, so it's sensible to secure at least four costs illustrations from different conveyancers. Dont forget to clarify what costs in the quote includes.