We are planning to acquire a house and need a conveyancing solicitor in Barlaston who is on the Coventry BS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local 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 Coventry BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Barlaston.
My uncle passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Barlaston. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £5k. I want to transfer the title deeds into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Lloyds, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Given you intend to refinance then Lloyds will require that you use a conveyancer on the Lloyds conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Lloyds conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Lloyds mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
How does conveyancing in Barlaston differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Barlaston approach us having been asked by the developer to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the property is built. This is because new home sellers in Barlaston typically purchase 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 Barlaston or who has acted in the same development.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but reside in Barlaston. My lawyer (who is 260 kilometers from merequires that I sign a stat dec prior to completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Barlaston to attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Barlaston
Estate agents have just been given the go-ahead to market my garden flat in Barlaston. Conveyancing solicitors are to be appointed soon, but I have just received a yearly maintenance charge demand – should I leave it to the buyer to sort out?
It best that you clear the maintenance contribution as normal as all ground rent and service charges will be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you should recover the relevant percentage by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most managing agents will not acknowledge the buyer unless the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.
Barlaston Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Queries before buying
Please note if it is no more than eighty years it will affect the marketability of the property. It is worth checking with your mortgage company that they are happy with remaining years on the lease. A short lease means that you will most likely require a lease extension at some point and it is worth discovering how much this would cost. Remember, in most cases you will need to own the residence for 24 months before you are entitled to exercise a lease extension. How many years remain on the lease? Best to be warned if fixing the lift or some other significant cost is due in the near future that will be shared by the leaseholders and could well dramatically increase the the service fees or require a specific invoice.