We are purchasing a new build duplex in Birstall and my lawyer is informing me that she is duty bound to the bank to disclose incentives from the developer. I am nearing the developer’s deadline to exchange contracts and I have no desire to prolong deal. is my lawyer playing by the book?
You should not exchange unless you have been advised to do so by your conveyancing practitioner. A precondition to being on a lender panel is to comply with the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook requirements. The CML Conveyancing Handbook requires that your lawyer have the appropriate Disclosure of Incentive form completed by the developer and accepted by your lender.
At what point will exchange of contracts occur in domestic conveyancing in Birstall and am I required to attend the conveyancers branch?
If you are local to one of the conveyancing solicitors in Birstall you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the lender approved solicitors we work with supply a countrywide conveyancing service and give as equally diligent and professional a job for you when dealing with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the critical part. Signing on the dotted line is necessary for the conveyancer to officially exchange at the appropriate time, which will usually be very shortly after signing. The procedure is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a long "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Birstall)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance for my purchase of a house in Birstall. My lender is Virgin
Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 19/7/2021, the requirements read as follows :
I understand that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require chancel insurance when acquiring a house in Birstall? or Apparently there is historic law that means some house owners residing in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards maintenance towards the chancel within the church. Is this a legitimate concern for conveyancing in Birstall?
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners delivering conveyancing in Birstall to continue to recommend a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
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Last March I purchased a leasehold house in Birstall. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I purchased a garden flat in Birstall, conveyancing formalities finalised October 1997. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Birstall with an extended lease are worth £191,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2074
You have 53 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £27,600 and £31,800 plus costs.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.