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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitefield

Due to complete my purchase in Whitefield next Tuesday. My lawyer now wants me to supply her with evidence of content and building insurance for the property as he says that he has to check this in his capacity as lawyer for the bank. What risks does the mortgage company expect the insurance to cover?

Any lawyer on acting for lenders would need to check that the following risks are covered fire; lightning; aircraft; explosion; earthquake; storm; flood; escape of water or oil; riot; malicious damage; theft or attempted theft; falling trees and branches and aerials; subsidence; heave;landslip;collision;accidental damage to underground services;professional fees, demolition and site clearance costs; and public liability to anyone else. There are some other issues such as the level of excess that are set out in a lender’s Part 2 instructions. These obligations are not unique to conveyancing in Whitefield.

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Whitefield costs more?

Whitefield leasehold properties involve far more paperwork than a freehold purchase, and therefore takes more time to examine and advise upon.Conveyancing will involve the lease having to be checked which is usually a lengthy document, queries raised to ensure that the covenants and conditions have been observed. If it is a flat there will be a management company in existence and the accounts of this will need to be checked and enquiries raised to ensure it is operating efficiently and that all monies due have been paid by the Seller to the company and if not ensuring that money is paid up to date or the appropriate undertakings obtained.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Whitefield. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Whitefield

    Please supply evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Please supply a car parking plan. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal.

In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a property in Cardiff but reside in Whitefield. My lawyer (who is 260 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a statutory declaration prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Whitefield to witness this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Whitefield

Why can't I complete our conveyancing in Whitefield on Easter Monday?

Because on completion the money will pass between the banks of the buyer and seller's property lawyer and at present this can only take place on a business day. So you can't complete on a saturday or sunday either.

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