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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Windermere

Just contacted my conveyancing solicitor in Windermere who completed the legal work 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on the same type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold residence and a freehold premises) of almost identical values with a mortgage from The Mortgage Works. It looks as though am now being charged double. Should I look for an alternative property lawyer?

The charges appear a little high. Where you are content to invest time comparing prices you may be able to decrease the fees marginally by say a hundred pounds. That being said, providing that you were pleased with the legal work the firm provided you maycome to regret choosing an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire the solicitor can represent The Mortgage Works. You can utilise our search tool to locate a Windermere conveyancing firm on the The Mortgage Works approved list of lawyers, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Windermere.

I am about to put a bid on a leasehold apartment in Windermere. The estate agents assure me that it is usual for flats in Windermere to have less than 75 years remaining. I am expecting a loan with Virgin. Is this going to be a problem if the lease has 72 years remaining.

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are securing a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 28/6/2024 the requirements read as follows :

85 years at the time of completion. If it's less, we require it to be extended on or before completion.

How does conveyancing in Windermere differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Windermere approach us having been asked by the seller to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because builders in Windermere typically purchase the real estate, 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 Windermere or who has acted in the same development.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a quick, chain free conveyancing. Windermere is the location of the property. Is there any advice you can impart?

Flying freeholds in Windermere are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Windermere you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Windermere 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.

What does commercial conveyancing in Windermere cover?

Windermere conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide array of services, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

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