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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitland

Finally, a loan offer from HSBC for the refinancing of my 4 bedroom maisonette is expected imminently. Are you able to suggest a cheap conveyancing practitioner in Whitland?

You are on the wrong site if you are in need of cut-price fees for conveyancing solicitors in Whitland. Our aim is to provide value for money conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be fooled by companies offering the bait of £100 conveyancing in Whitland. The optimum result, in deciding on cheap conveyancing, you will end up with what you pay for and at worst it will result in you with a hefty uplift in additional fees and still not receive the service required.

Do lenders provide you with an approved list of Whitland conveyancing solicitors? How do you know who is on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel?

Whitland conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Leeds Building Society directly.

I have been told that property searches are the number one reason for delay in Whitland conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the findings of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature amongst the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Whitland.

Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, chain free conveyancing. Whitland is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?

Flying freeholds in Whitland are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Whitland you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Whitland may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.

Last December I purchased a leasehold house in Whitland. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. Strange as it may seem, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

Whitland Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before buying

    Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments? The majority of Whitland leasehold flats will incur a service bill for maintenance of the block levied on behalf of the landlord. Where you buy the apartment you will have to meet this amount, normally periodically throughout the year. This could be anything from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. In all probability there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, ordinarily this is not a large amount, say approximately £25-£75 but you need to enquire as occasionally it can be many hundreds of pounds. This question is helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the common areas may begin to deteriorate where repairs remain unpaid b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the running of the building you will need to have full disclosure

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