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Ready to buy a new home in Whitehaven? Failing to check that a lawyer is on your lender’s list of approved solicitors can put your Whitehaven transaction at risk of delay or failure.

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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitehaven

Much to our surprise we have been advised by our estate agent that my Whitehaven solicitor is not on the bank Solicitor panel. How can I be sure if this is correct?

Your first step should be to call your Whitehaven lawyer directly. It is reasonable to expect your lawyer to advise you what has happened. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the conveyancing panel for your lender.

AssumingI were to buy a freehold housein Whitehaven for cash and have no survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to to save on my conveyancing in Whitehaven?

Any savings you would gain will be isolated to the Whitehaven conveyancing searches. The lawyer still be obliged to do everything else - money laundering, communicating with your vendors property lawyer, stamp duty return, register the property etc. You might save a bit for them not needing to register a mortgage however it won't be a lot.

How does conveyancing in Whitehaven differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Whitehaven contact us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Whitehaven tend to buy 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 property lawyers 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 used to new build conveyancing in Whitehaven or who has acted in the same development.

I have just appointed agents to market my basement apartment in Whitehaven. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just received a quarterly maintenance charge invoice – Do I pay up?

It best that you pay the service charge as usual because all rents and maintenance charges should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the buyer for the period running from after the completion date to the subsequent invoice date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I acquired a garden flat in Whitehaven, conveyancing having been completed 8 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Whitehaven with an extended lease are worth £175,000. The ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2082

With only 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £23,800 and £27,400 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

I was advised by my bank that their panel solicitors operate no move no fee basis for conveyancing in Whitehaven. I had a purchase abort and now the conveyancers want search fees! They are stating that the fees are nothing to do with their fees!

Whitehaven conveyancing search charges are disbursements not legal costs as these are due to independent parties.

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