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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Widnes

I am purchasing a newly constructed apartment in Widnes and my lawyer is advising me that she has to the mortgage company to reveal incentives from the builder. The Estate Agents are hassling me to sign contracts and I would rather not delay matters. is my lawyer playing by the book?

You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancer. A precondition to being on a mortgage company panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook conditions. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Widnes. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Widnes of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

About to purchase a new build apartment in Widnes. Conveyancing is a frightening process 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 legal work.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Widnes

    Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose?

I opted to have a survey done on a house in Widnes ahead of appointing conveyancers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some lenders will not give a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Widnes. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Widnes especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Widnes.

I have been advised by a number of selling agents in Widnes to get a quote from a conveyancer on your site. Is there a financial incentive for Estate Agents to market your site over alternative conveyancing organisations?

We don’t offer any referral fee for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult to pay a commission as home movers will think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.

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