We are planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Kenley who is on the Skipton solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Skipton . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Kenley.
I am helping my step-mother sell her house in Kenley. Does the solicitor commission an EPC or should I organise this?
After the demise of Home Information Packs, energy performance certificates remained a mandatory element of moving property. An EPC needs to be commissioned before the property is advertised. This is not something that lawyers ordinarily arrange. If you are instructing a Kenley conveyancing lawyer they may be willing to arrange EPC’s due to their contacts with long established Kenley assessors
I am being told by my conveyancer that flying freehold insurance is required on my purchase. What is the level of cover for Kenley conveyancing?
The right level of flying freehold indemnity insurance should be dictated by who your lender. It would differ for example between Nationwide Building Society and The Mortgage Works. Conveyancing lawyers as opposed to members of the public take out such policies.
How can we tell if a Kenley conveyancing solicitor on the Aldermore panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Kenley obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor handling your transaction.
I note that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Do I require chancel insurance when purchasing a residence in Kenley? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that homeowners living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to pay for repairs to the chancel in proximity to the church. Is this suitable for conveyancing in Kenley?
Unless a prior purchase of the house completed post 12 October 2013 you can take it that solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Kenley to remain encouraging a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Kenley?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Kenley. 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 Kenley differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Kenley come to us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is ready to move into. This is because developers in Kenley usually buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Kenley or who has acted in the same development.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Kenley is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Kenley are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Kenley you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Kenley may decide 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.