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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stamford Bridge

Why would I use a Stamford Bridge conveyancing practice when internet based conveyancers are easier on the wallet?

To take your time to find get 2 or 3 like-for-like quotes for conveyancing costs in Stamford Bridge and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t waste your energy searching for the cheapest Stamford Bridge conveyancer. Appointing the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a smooth and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a trusted solicitor. An e-mail can never take the place of a telephone call and are no substitute for a face to face meeting. The firms that we work with will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from start to finish, giving the sort of personalised service that you are unlikely to received from an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will inform you on progress making sure that you are ensuring that you are updated at regular intervals. Should you need to phone the firm you will know who to ask for and we'll endeavour to make sure that you are kept fully informed.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Stamford Bridge. My lender is Accord Mortgages

Accord Mortgages have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 2/10/2022, the requirements read as follows :

I opted to have a survey carried out on a house in Stamford Bridge prior to appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend not issue a mortgage on such a home.

It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Stamford Bridge. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £200,000 maisonette in Stamford Bridge in just under a week. The management company has quoted £300 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and 3 years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Stamford Bridge?

Stamford Bridge conveyancing on leasehold apartments more often than not involves the buyer’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer these enquiries the majority will be content to do so. They are at liberty to charge a reasonable charge for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some transactions it is in excess of £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the charge is not strictly payable. In reality you have little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.

Stamford Bridge Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before Purchasing

    The majority of Stamford Bridge leasehold properties will have a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced on behalf of the freeholder. If you buy the property you will have to pay this liability, normally periodically throughout the year. This may differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a significant sum, say around £25-£75 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive. Does this lease have in excess of 80 years remaining?

I have recently had an offer accepted on a leasehold flat in Stamford Bridge and the mortgage adviser that we are using suggested his conveyancer. He quoted £800 including VAT and 3rd party costs. Does this sound reasonable?

Don't just go on 1 estimate. One should seek like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Stamford Bridge. Then choose one that you are comfortable with and crucially, is on the approved panel of the lender that you have applied for a mortgage from.

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