Would the conveyancing solicitors that you recommend perform right to buy conveyancing in Deal?
We have identified a variety of conveyancing conveyancers who can handle right to buy conveyancing matters Please call the conveyancers listed in order to obtain a costs calculation.
I am downsizing from our house in Deal and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any local lawyer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Deal. We have lived in Deal for many years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I am buying a new build flat in Deal. Conveyancing is daunting at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. What sort of enquires would be asked in new build legal work.
Set out below is a sample of a few leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Deal
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified.
I was pointed in your direction by a few selling agents in Deal to locate a solicitor using your seach tool. What’s the financial incentive for Estate Agents to recommend your site over and above a competitor’s?
We don’t offer any financial incentive for directing people our way. We found it would be just too difficult a fee because a client could think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why aren’t I receiving any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Am I better off to instruct a Deal conveyancing practitioner based in the area that I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can perform the conveyancing but his firm is located over three hundred kilometers away.
The benefit of a high street Deal conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, present your ID and pester them if necessary. They will also have local knowledge which is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If you know people who instructed your friend and they were content that should trump using an unfamiliar Deal conveyancing lawyer just because they are local.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Deal. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner 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).
Deal Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries Prior to buying
Are there any major works in the near future that will increase the service charges? For most Deal leaseholds the cost for major works are not included within maintenance charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Deal ask tenants to pay into a reserve fund and this is used to offset against major works.