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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Streetly

When does exchange of contracts occur in residential conveyancing in Streetly and do I need to be at the lawyers branch?

Where you are in close proximity to our conveyancing solicitors in Streetly you are welcome to attend to sign contracts. However, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply countrywide coverage for conveyancing and provide just as detailed and professional a job for you when dealing with you by post or email. The executing of the property agreement is not when everything is set in stone. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the firm to officially exchange when the time is right, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The procedure is is usually a five minute process, although where a lengthy "chain" is in the mix, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Streetly)to be in the office at the appropriate time.

My wife and I are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Streetly and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the buyers are using a national conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Streetly. Having lived in Streetly for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

How does conveyancing in Streetly differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Streetly come to us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because developers in Streetly usually purchase 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Streetly or who has acted in the same development.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold rather than freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Streetly. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?

Most houses in Streetly are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are buying in Streetly in which case you should be shopping around for a Streetly conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a service charge towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.

Streetly Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    It would be wise to discover if there are any onerous prohibitions in the lease. For instance it is very common in Streetly leases that pets are not permitted in certain buildings in Streetly. If you like the propertyin Streetly yet your dog is not allowed to live with you then you will be presented with a hard determination. Who are the managing agents? Is there a share of the freehold?

Should I cancel my mortgage payments with Yorkshire BS once a completion date for my sale in Streetly has been set?

No, you should keep meeting any mortgage payments to Yorkshire BS pending the mortgage being repaid from the proceeds of sale as part of your Streetly conveyancing.

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