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Examples of recent conveyancing in Desford since June 2022*

Transfer

of semi premises, St Martins Drive, LE9 9GY completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £250,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, sending the transfer to the vendor for execution in preparation for completion, setting up the completion formalities

Sale

of house residence, Wentworth Green, LE9 2EQ completing on 28/06/2022 at a price of £450,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, preparing statement detailing charges, setting up the completion formalities

Disposal

of semi residence, Barwell Road, LE9 2AA completing on 30/06/2022 at a price of £215,000. The legal transfer of property included amongst the various tasks: sending conveyancing papers to buyers representatives, obtaining official copies of the title, sending title deeds and signed transfer to purchaser’s conveyancer

Disposal

of terraced premises, Barwell Road, LE9 2AA completing on 01/07/2022 at a price of £195,000. The legal transfer of property incorporates some of the following tasks: dealing with appropriate requisitions and enquiries, sending the transfer to the seller for execution in readiness for completion, sending title deeds and executed transfer to purchaser’s lawyers

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Desford

I purchased a freehold premises in Desford but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Desford and has limited impact for conveyancing in Desford 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

I am told that my conveyancing solicitors will need to check that the building insurance when buying a house in Desford. My lender is Virgin

Virgin have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook. As of 28/9/2022, the requirements read as follows :

Is it the case that all Desford solicitors on the UBS conveyancing panel are overseen by the SRA?

As solicitors, in order to be on the UBS conveyancing panel they would need to be governed by the SRA. Many lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in such a situation the practice would be overseen by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I currently have a mortgage with Nottingham for my property in Desford. Conveyancing was finalised months ago. If I am intending to rent out the flat and do not currently have a buy-to-let mortgage do I need to remortgage to a buy-to-let mortgage or inform Nottingham?

You must advise Nottingham prior to letting out your property as this is likely to be a breach of Nottingham’s mortgage conditions. It may be that Nottingham will allow you to rent out your former home without needing to switch to a buy-to-let mortgage but some lenders will add a surcharge to your mortgage rate to reflect the higher risk. You should contact Nottingham directly. You need not do this via a Nottingham conveyancing panel solicitor.

I've digested plenty of mortgage guides, I note that it is considered advisable to get your house surveyed prior to buying it. When I asked my local Desford solicitor - who is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel - on this she said they don't do this and I need to contract an independent surveyor. Is that normal?

Clydesdale will need an independent valuation of the property. Your lawyer will not arrange this. Usually Clydesdale will appoint their own surveyor to do this, and you will have to pay for it. Remember that this is a valuation for mortgage purposes and not a survey. You may wish to consider appointing your own Desford surveyor to carry out a survey or prepare a home buyers report on the property. It is up to you to satisfy yourself that the property is structurally sound before you buy it. If the survey or report reveals that building work is needed, you should tell your solicitor. You may wish to renegotiate with the seller.

A friend suggested that if I am buying in Desford I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Desford conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Desford around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Desford Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Desford.

Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Desford?

Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Desford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’

How does conveyancing in Desford differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build property in Desford approach us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is finished. This is because developers in Desford tend to purchase the site, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Desford or who has acted in the same development.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in Desford regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in Desford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • 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
  • Julie White Limited, 5 Grove Court, Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE19 1SA

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in Desford

The firms listed below are a non-comprehensive list of solicitors in Desford with expertise in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This should include advice on service charge disputes and the right to manage

  • 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
  • Jones & Duffin Solicitors Llp, 142 Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0BT

Residential Licensed Conveyancers in Desford regulated by the CLC

Please note that the listed conveyancers do not limit their work for conveyancing in Desford but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.
  • Premier Property Lawyers Ltd, 1 Frances Way, LE19 1SH

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

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