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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Whitwick

There are numerous conveyancing solicitors in Whitwick but how do I know who I should use?

We would encourage you not to go for the lowest Whitwick conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

My stepmother pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Whitwick there may be various restrictions prohibiting external alterations to a property. Is this right?

We are aware of anumerous of properties in Whitwick which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to carry out external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Whitwick should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.

I've read lots of house buying guides, I note that they all recommend that you should get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Whitwick solicitor - who is on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Coventry BS will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Coventry BS will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Whitwick surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

Should my lawyer be making enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Whitwick.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers conducting conveyancing in Whitwick. Some people will purchase a house in Whitwick, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, satisfactory insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out during the course of a property purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not best placed to impart advice on flood risk, however there are a number of searches that may be carried out by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which can figure out the risks in Whitwick. The standard property information forms supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard question of the seller to discover whether the property has historically flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a claim for damages as a result of such an misleading answer. A purchaser’s solicitors may also order an enviro search. This should reveal whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be initiated.

I am buying a new build apartment in Whitwick. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here are examples of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Whitwick

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. 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. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease.

How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business offices in Whitwick and how can your lawyers assist?

The 1954 Act affords security of tenure to commercial leaseholders, granting the right to make a request to court for a new tenancy and remain in occupation when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing firms who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Whitwick

As co-executor for the estate of my uncle I am selling a residence in Newport but live in Whitwick. My conveyancer (approximately 260 miles awayhas requested that I execute a statutory declaration prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Whitwick to witness and place their company stamp on the document?

strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Whitwick based

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