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Reasons to use our Countesthorpe conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 The hallmark of our conveyancing solicitors in Countesthorpe is quality not quantity. The level of service offered by conveyancing "factories" (sometimes 'recommended' by national chain estate agents) sometimes falls short of the level of professionalism you will expect.
  • 2 This site is the only site that enables you the ability to check that your conveyancing in Countesthorpe will be conducted by a solicitor on your bank conveyancing panel.
  • 3 Countesthorpe solicitors have a crucial edge when it comes to Countesthorpe conveyancing as they have important local knowledge of local authority requirements, planning policies and other matters that will affect your conveyancing
  • 4 The practices shown on our web pages have a variation of conveyancing practitioners, legal executives and support staff handling over one hundred thousand cases each year.
  • 5 Notwithstanding what other on-line conveyancers advise it may be important to visit your lawyer to sign contracts. There are various parties with engaged in a conveyancing transaction without having to add the postman into the mix.

Examples of recent conveyancing in Countesthorpe since November 2023*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Countesthorpe

My partner and I are nearing an exchange on a property in Countesthorpe and my mum and dad have transferred the exchange deposit to my solicitor. I am now told that as the deposit has been sent from someone other than me my solicitor needs to disclose this to my bank. Apparently, in also acting for the lender he must inform them that the balance of the purchase price is coming from anyone other than me. I advised the bank about my parents' contribution when I applied for the home loan, so is it really appropriate for this now to hold matters up?

The conveyancing practitioner is duty bound to check with mortgage company to ensure that they know that the balance of the purchase price is not from your own resources. The solicitor can only reveal this to your bank if you permit them to, failing which, your lawyer must cease to continue acting.

I own a freehold property in Countesthorpe yet pay rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Countesthorpe and has limited impact for conveyancing in Countesthorpe but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

Can you clarify what the consequences are if my lawyer’s firm is expelled from the Nationwide Conveyancing panel ahead of completing my conveyancing in Countesthorpe?

The first thing to point out is that, this is a very rare occurrence. In most cases even where a law firm is removed off of a panel the lender would allow the completion to go ahead as the lender would appreciate the difficulties that they would place you in if you have to instruct a new solicitor days before completion. In a worst case scenario where the lender insists that you instruct a new firm then it is possible for a very good lawyer to expedite the conveyancing albeit that you may pay a significant premium for this. The analogous situation is where a buyer instructs a lawyer, exchanges contracts and the law firm is shut down by a regulator such as the SRA. Again, in this situation you can find lawyers who can troubleshoot their way to bring the conveyancing to a satisfactory conclusion - albeit at a cost.

I am buying a 4 bedroom semi-detached house in Countesthorpe. The intention is to convert the garage to an office at the property.Will legal due diligence on the property include enquiries to see if these works are permitted?

Your property lawyer will check the registered title as conveyancing in Countesthorpe will sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent certain changes or need the consent of a 3rd party. Some additions need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be sensible to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

I was told two weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by Bank of Ireland. Is it usual for Bank of Ireland to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Countesthorpe is approved on their conveyancing panel? Bank of Ireland have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their Professional Indemnity Insurance Schedule.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Bank of Ireland to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

Our offer on a detached house in Countesthorpe has been agreed to, but there is a chain. The vendors have placed an offer on a flat, but it’s not yet agreed to, and have viewings of other flats booked. I have selected a high street conveyancing solicitor in Countesthorpe. What do I do now? At what stage do I apply for the mortgage with Santander?

It is understandable to have concerns where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur expenses prematurely (home loan application is in the region of £1k, then valuation, Countesthorpe conveyancing search fees, etc). First, you must check that your conveyancing practitioner is on the Santander approved list. Regarding the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, desire for this property and on the state of the market. During a hot market some buyers would apply for a home loan with Santander and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they pay their lawyer to press on with searches.

What will a local search reveal regarding the property my wife and I buying in Countesthorpe?

Countesthorpe conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company such as Searchflow The local search plays an important part in many a Countesthorpe conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant once you have moved into your property. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic headings.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Countesthorpe is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

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

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Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Countesthorpe

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in Countesthorpe specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on wrongful eviction

  • Dixon Coles & Goddard, 33 Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 4DW
  • Beverley Merrell Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Sarah Newcombe Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Kate Chorley Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in Countesthorpe regulated by the SRA

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Countesthorpe practicing in commercial conveyancing in Countesthorpe. This will likely include advice on complex issues under the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1954
  • Dixon Coles & Goddard, 33 Lutterworth Road, Blaby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 4DW
  • Beverley Merrell Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Julie White Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Sarah Newcombe Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

Planning law solicitors in Countesthorpe regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

The solicitors listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Countesthorpe specialising in planning law. The solicitors can give expert legal advice on all aspects of planning, including applications about listed buildings and conservation areas
  • Bhw Commercial Solicitors, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • Julie White Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA
  • David Prichard Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • Kevin Sumner Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY
  • John Edmond Limited, 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1WY

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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