I plan on acquiring property in Salford. My Conveyancer is not on the bank conveyancing panel. Is it possible for me to appoint my Salford conveyancing solicitor notwithstanding that they are not on the lender list of approved lawyers?
Your options include
- Carry on with your preferred Salford solicitor but your lender will need to retain a conveyancer on their conveyancing panel. The net result is additional charges and likely interruption.
- Choose a new property lawyer to act in the purchase, making sure they are on the lender conveyancing panel.
- Convince your conveyancing practitioner to seek to join the mortgage company panel
I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must leave my rented flat in Salford by 9/12/2021. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in six weeks as I wish to avoid having to move into temporary accommodation?
It is unwise to serve notice for your tenancy unless you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not previously done so, contact to your solicitor and urge them to they chase the owners side, try to get a realistic time scale from them that all parties will work to achieve
We are planning to acquire a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Salford who is on the Clydesdale approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a 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 Clydesdale . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Salford.
What can a local search tell me regarding the property I am purchasing in Salford?
Salford conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Salford conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant 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 thirteen subject sections.
I am buying a new build apartment in Salford. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a few leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Salford
The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry. Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared.
Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Salford with the intention of speeding up the sale process?
- Much of the frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Salford can be avoided where you appoint lawyers as soon as you market your property and request that they start to collate the leasehold information needed by the purchasers’ conveyancers. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are resolved prior to the flat being marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be nervous about purchasing a property where there is an ongoing dispute. You may have to bite the bullet and pay any arrears of service charge or settle the dispute prior to completion of the sale. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled prior to the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You will still have to reveal details of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is better to reveal the dispute as over rather than unsettled. A minority of Salford leases require Licence to Assign from the landlord. If this applies to your lease, it would be prudent to place the estate agents on notice to make sure that the purchasers put in hand bank and professional references. The bank reference should make it clear that the buyer is financially capable of paying the annual service charge and the actual amount of the service charge should be quoted in the bank’s letter. You will therefore need to provide your estate agents with the actual amount of the service charge so that they can pass this information on to the buyers or their lawyers. Many freeholders or Management Companies in Salford charge for providing management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should find out the fee that they propose to charge. The management information sought on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The typical amount of time it takes to receive management information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for frustration in leasehold conveyancing in Salford.
Salford Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask before buying
What is the name of the managing agents? Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments?