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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Standish

The owners have very pushy vendors who has insisted on a lock out contract with a deposit 10k. Is it wise to enter into such agreements?

This type of preliminary agreement isn't frequently used in Standish, conveyancers will often direct clients away from them as they detract from the main conveyancing focus and if you end up having your deposit forfeited then the lawyer is left exposed. Furthermore, there is no assurance that just because the owner has signed an exclusivity contract they will complete the sale with you. They may be motivated to break the agreement if they receive a large enough incentive to do so because a wronged buyer with the benefit of a exclusivitycontract will still have to show losses as a consequence of the breach and this may not amount to the extra amount that the owner may obtain by breaking the agreement, however morally unworthy it undoubtedly is.

My wife and I are buying a house in Standish. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we have to deposit our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?

Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.

We have a mortgage agreed in principle with Co-operative. Standish conveyancing practitioners are chosen. How long does it take for Co-operative to issue the offer to the solicitor?

Some lenders take longer than others. Have Co-operative conducted the valuation? Have you informed Co-operative as to your lawyers' details and checked that your lawyers are on the Co-operative conveyancing panel? Sometimes it can take as long as six weeks for a mortgage offer to be issued.

I have a mortgage with Kent Reliance for my property in Standish. Conveyancing was finalised a year ago. In the event that I decide to rent out my property and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a BTL mortgage or inform Kent Reliance?

You must advise Kent Reliance in advance of letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Kent Reliance’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Kent Reliance will permit you to let out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Kent Reliance directly. You need not do this via a Kent Reliance conveyancing panel lawyer.

I am buying a house and the solicitor has identified Chancel Repair for which the property may be liable given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this really appropriate for conveyancing in Standish

Unless a prior purchase of the house took place post 12 October 2013 you may expect lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Standish to remain encouraging a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.

My husband and I may need to let out our Standish garden flat temporarily due to a new job. We used a Standish conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not have the foresight to get any guidance as to whether the lease permits subletting. How do we find out?

Notwithstanding that your last Standish conveyancing solicitor is not around you can review your lease to check if you are permitted to let out the apartment. The rule is that if the lease is non-specific, subletting is allowed. There may be a precondition that you are obliged to seek permission from your landlord or other appropriate person before subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet without first obtaining consent. Such consent must not not be unreasonably withheld. If your lease prohibits you from subletting the property you will need to ask your landlord for their consent.

Standish Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Queries Prior to buying

    The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the tenants benefit from being in charge if their destiny and notwithstanding that a managing agent is often employed if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. It is important to be aware if changing the roof or some other significant cost is due shortly that will be shared amongst the leaseholders and may well materially increase the the service charges or require a specific payment. How long is the Lease?

18 days into a sale of a flat in Standish. Conveyancing is fine but we have been asked to pay a fortune by the managing agents. To date we have paid £295.50 for a leasehold management information and then a further £200 plus VAT for answers to questions supplied by the buyers conveyancer.

Your lawyer will unlikely have any sway over the extent of the charges for this information however the average fee for the information for Standish leasehold premises is £395. For Standish conveyancing sales it is usual for the seller to cover the charges. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer these questions most will be content to do so - albeit often at high prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no legislation that mandates set charges for administrative tasks. There is no set time frame by which they are required to issue answers.

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