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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wilmslow

We are about to sign contracts for a freehold house in Wilmslow. We have hit a stumbling block. Our loan offer with TSB runs out on 24/3/2023 but the sellers are putting forward a completion date of 28/3/2023. Can one prolong the loan offer?

The person best placed to deal with your issue is your conveyancer who should determine whether he or she is should be discussing with the mortgage broker, seller’s solicitors, property agents or conceivably all parties taking into account the history of your transaction as of today.

I am helping my step-mother sell her flat in Wilmslow. Will the conveyancer commission an EPC or it is for the owner to see to?

After the demise of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was left as a compulsory part of moving property. An EPC should be commissioned before the property is marketed. It is not as aspect of the sale process that law firms normally arrange. Where you are using a Wilmslow conveyancing lawyer they might be willing to arrange EPC’s given their contacts with long established local energy assessors

When it comes to mortgage companies such as Aldermore, do Wilmslow conveyancing practitioners incur a yearly amount to be on the list of approved solicitors?

We are unaware of any lender fees to be on their list of approved firms, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.

It is unclear whether my lender obliges me to make sure the lease term for the flat is extended prior to the completion date. I have called into my local Wilmslow bank branch on a couple of occasions and was advised it wasn't a problem and they would lend. My Wilmslow conveyancing solicitor - who is on the mortgage company conveyancing panel- telephoned to say that they will not lend in accordance with their UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook minimum lease term requirements. Who do I believe?

Your solicitor has to comply with the CML Handbook Part 2 conditions for your lender. Unless your lawyer obtains specific confirmation in writing that the lender will go ahead, your lawyer has no choice but to refrain from exchanging contract and committing you to the purchase. We would suggest that you ask the mortgage company to contact your lawyer in writing confirming that they will accept the number of years remaining.

How does conveyancing in Wilmslow differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Wilmslow approach us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because builders in Wilmslow typically purchase the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 Wilmslow or who has acted in the same development.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and found one round the corner in Wilmslow I like with open areas and transport links nearby, the downside is that it only has 52 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Wilmslow for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error buying a short lease?

If you require a home loan that many years will be problematic. Discount the price by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you could ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a residence in Monmouth but I am based in Wilmslow. My lawyer (approximately 300 kilometers from meneeds me to execute a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Wilmslow who can witness this legal document for me?

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

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