I am helping my aunt sell her flat in Blakeney. Does the conveyancer arrange an energy performance certificate or do I organise this?
Following the abolition of Home Information Packs, EPC’s was retained a mandatory component of selling a house. An EPC needs to be commissioned prior to the property being marketed. This is not a task that solicitors normally organise. Where you are using a Blakeney conveyancing practitioner they might be able to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with reputable local providers
Forgive me if this question is silly but I am unseasoned as a first time buyer of a two bedroom flat in Blakeney. Do I collect the keys to the property on completion from my solicitor? If so, I will use a local conveyancing solicitor in Blakeney?
On the day of completion you will not be required to go to the conveyancers office in Blakeney. Conveyancing lawyers for you will transfer the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and once they have received this, you will be called to receive the keys from the property Agents and move into your new home. This tends to happen early afternoon.
When it comes to lenders such as Co-operative, do Blakeney solicitors face a fee to be on the list of approved solicitors?
We are unaware of any lender fees to register on their panel, although some do charge an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
Do I need to pay for insurance to cover chancel repairs when buying a house in Blakeney?
Unless a previous acquisition of the premises completed post 12 October 2013 you can assume that conveyancing practitioners carrying out conveyancing in Blakeney to remain recommending a chancel search and or chancel repair liability insurance.
My wife and I purchased a renovated Georgian property in Blakeney. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Barnsley Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Blakeney and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the purchase.
I decided to have a survey done on a house in Blakeney in advance of appointing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. The surveyor has said that some lenders may refuse to give a loan on a flying freehold property.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can look into this further via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Blakeney. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Blakeney to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.
Is it simple use your search facility to choose a conveyancing practitioner in Blakeney on the approved list for my bank?
Step one is to choose a lender such as Halifax, Leeds Building Society or Britannia then specify your preferred area such as Blakeney. Conveyancing organisations in Blakeney and further afield will then be shown.
My husband and I are 14 days into a freehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the selling agent to do our conveyancing in Blakeney. I am not happy. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
They would have to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been generated? In the event that it has you need to make them aware of the new solicitor and have the offer are issued to the new lawyers. The conveyancer should be on the mortgage company panel to avoid escalating expenses and complications. That should be your first question of the new lawyers. The search tool will help you find a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Blakeney