It is a dozen years since I purchased my property in Barrowden. Conveyancing lawyers have recently been appointed on the sale but I am unable to track down my title deeds. Will this jeopardise the sale?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a chance that the deeds will be with your mortgage company or they could be archived with the solicitor who acted in the purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be recorded at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing solicitors acquiring up to date copy of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Barrowden relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your property is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is resolvable.
We are selling our property in Barrowden and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Barrowden lawyer would know that there is no such problem. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers used a national conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Barrowden. Having lived in Barrowden for three years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to get confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? You need to 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Barrowden?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Barrowden. 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…’
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Barrowden is where the house is located. Can you shed any light on this issue?
Flying freeholds in Barrowden are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Barrowden you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Barrowden 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 residence.
My company is planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed costs for commercial conveyancing in Barrowden for below £1,200?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Barrowden, including the sale and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the proposed transaction. Let us have your contact information or email us so that we may provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.