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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wheathampstead

Can conveyancing in Wheathampstead to be finalised in a month?

In a situation where you are under a tight deadline to complete it is highly recommended that your lawyer is familiar with the location as they will make use of local contacts and knowledge. It is even conceivable that they would have handled otherhouses in the same road. You would be best advised to use a Wheathampstead conveyancing solicitor. Second, check that the lawyer is on the on the approved list for your mortgage company. It is understood that nearly one in five of Wheathampstead conveyancing deals are held up or derailed after finding out that a purchaser’s lawyer was not on their mortgage lender’s member panel. In many cases this discovery resulted in the transaction being delayed by as much as 21 days. It is believed that this issue affects in the region of one hundred thousand home moves annually. Most Wheathampstead conveyancing firms can not represent certain banks so do check at the outset.

How does conveyancing in Wheathampstead differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build premises in Wheathampstead approach us having been asked by the builder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in Wheathampstead usually acquire the land, 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 conveyancers 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 Wheathampstead or who has acted in the same development.

Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to appoint a firm on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Wheathampstead five minutes from me but he is not accepted by Bank of Ireland

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Wheathampstead on the Bank of Ireland panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Wheathampstead. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Wheathampstead.

Can you provide any advice for leasehold conveyancing in Wheathampstead with the purpose of saving time on the sale process?

  • Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Wheathampstead can be bypassed where you get in touch lawyers the minute your agents start marketing the property and request that they start to put together the leasehold information which will be required by the purchasers’ representatives.
  • Some Wheathampstead leases require Landlord’s consent to the sale and approval of the buyers. If this is the case, you should place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers obtain bank and professional references. The bank reference will need to confirm that the buyers are able to meet the yearly service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the service charge figures so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. The majority of freeholders or Management Companies in Wheathampstead charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold property. You or your lawyers should find out the actual amount of the charges. The management information sought as soon as you have a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most frequent cause of delay in leasehold conveyancing in Wheathampstead. If there is a history of conflict with your freeholder or managing agents it is essential that these are settled prior to the flat being put on the market. The purchasers and their solicitors will be reluctant to purchase a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the buyers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as historic rather than unresolved.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Wheathampstead - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying

    How much is the ground rent and service charge? Please note if it is less than 80 years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the flat. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with the length of the lease. A short lease means that you will almost definitely require a lease extension sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out how much this will be. Remember, in most cases you would be be obliged to have been the owner of the property for two years before you are entitled to exercise a lease extension.

We are in the process of acquiring a home in Wheathampstead. Conveyancing is not over but we would like keep our transaction price private from sites such as Nestoria. Is this possible and how?

The Land Registry are legally obliged to specify price paid data on the official title for residential properties countrywide including properties in Wheathampstead. The register of ownership is a public document, so HM Land Registry would be breaking the law excluded specific properties such as your one in Wheathampstead.

You can ask HMLR to hide the amount paid data yet the response will be in the negative.

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