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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whittlesey

I require conveyancing for an apartment in a relatively new development (five years old) in Whittlesey. The vast majority the appartments have already been disposed of. Is it strictly necessary to order local searches as part of conveyancing in Whittlesey?

If you are purchasing a property with the assistance of a loan, your mortgage company will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Whittlesey conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will ’encourage’, perhaps strongly, that you should have the searches done, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you will need to swap to another solicitor for your conveyancing in Whittlesey.

The deeds to our home are lost. The conveyancers who dealt with the conveyancing in Whittlesey 4 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be recorded by HMLR under a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain current copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for twenty pounds.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Whittlesey. 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 conveyancing.

Here are examples of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Whittlesey

    Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. 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. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme.

As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but I am based in Whittlesey. My solicitor (approximately 250 miles awayhas requested that I sign a statutory declaration ahead of the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing solicitor in Whittlesey who can attest this legal document for me?

Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Whittlesey

Do I stop my mortgage payments with Nottingham as soon as a completion date for my home sale in Whittlesey has been set?

No, you should continue meeting any mortgage sums to Nottingham pending the mortgage being discharged out of the proceeds of sale as part of your Whittlesey conveyancing.

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