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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Stockton on Tees

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Stockton on Tees is more expensive?

The conveyancing charges for a leasehold premises in Stockton on Tees is frequently higher when contrasted to a freehold residence. This is because there is an amount of extra work necessary in corresponding with the landlord and management company to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance charges have been paid and whether there are any large sums expected to be spent in the near future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Stockton on Tees. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Stockton on Tees of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Stockton on Tees. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Stockton on Tees

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Stockton on Tees is where the house is located. Can you offer any assistance?

Flying freeholds in Stockton on Tees are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Stockton on Tees you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Stockton on Tees may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.

Am I better off to instruct a Stockton on Tees conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am hoping to buy? We have a good friend who can perform the conveyancing however his firm is located 300kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Stockton on Tees conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. They will also have local insight which is a bonus. That being said it's more important to get someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust used your friend and they were impressed that must outweigh using an unknown Stockton on Tees conveyancing solicitor just because they are based in the area.

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