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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Towcester

We instructed a local firm for my conveyancing in Towcester today. Reviewing the terms of engagement it is apparent thatI am responsible for fees even if the sale aborts. Should I go with them or use an internet conveyancing brokerage promoting no completion no cost conveyancing in Towcester?

Generally there is a compromise along the lines that if "No Sale No Fee" is offered then the fee levels will generally be more expensive to neutralise those conveyances that abort. You should be mindful that these deals rarely protect you from expenses such as Towcester conveyancing search fees.

My wife and I are purchasing a property in Towcester. It might be a silly question but how we can trust a conveyancer? On the day of competition we have to send 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.

My wife and I buying a victorian detached house in Towcester. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to determine if these alterations were previously refused?

Your conveyancer should review the registered title as conveyancing in Towcester can on occasion identify restrictions in the title deeds which prevent categories of alterations or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain extensions call for local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Some areas are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or impact extensions. It would be wise to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

We have agreed to purchase a house in Towcester. One unusual aspect is that the roof has a solar panel. Nottingham have issued a mortgage offer so presumably this is not a concern to them. Why is my solicitor raising questions about the panel?

Given that your lender is Nottingham your lawyer must follow the conveyancing requirements set out in Section 2 of UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook for Nottingham. The CML Handbook includes minimum specifications for solar panel roof-space leases, and conveyancers are required to report to Nottingham where a lease fails to satisfy these requirements. The specifications relate to the installation of panels on properties nationwide and is not limited to Towcester.

I have been told that property searches are the main reason for stalling in Towcester house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) published conclusions of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure amongst the most frequent causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Searches are unlikely to be the root cause of holding up conveyancing in Towcester.

I am purchasing my first flat in Towcester with a mortgage from Platform Home Loans Ltd. The developers would not reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of fixtures and fittings instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not disclose to my conveyancer about this deal as it would put at risk my mortgage with the lender. Should I keep quiet?.

All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.

Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.

Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the disposal of our £150,000 apartment in Towcester in six days. The freeholder has quoted £420 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Towcester?

Towcester conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually involves the purchaser’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They may levy a reasonable charge for responding to enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The management information fee levied by the landlord must be sent together with a summary of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality one has little option but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to complete the sale of your home.

I purchased a studio flat in Towcester, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2001. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Towcester with an extended lease are worth £192,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease expires on 21st October 2073

With just 54 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £32,300 and £37,400 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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