The lawyer who helped my previous purchase has quoted £995 for leasehold conveyancing in Beaconsfield. I am hoping to sell a Georgian house for £175,000. Are these estimated fees excessive? Is it in excess of what I should be paying for conveyancing in Beaconsfield?
The charges are a tad high. Where you are prepared to invest time scrutinising prices you could reduce the fees marginally by as much as £125. That being said, you mightlive to regret choosing an an untested conveyancer. Remember to be sure that the conveyancer can also act for your mortgage company. Do employ our search tool to select a Beaconsfield conveyancing practice on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Beaconsfield.
Would the conveyancing lawyers to be found on your site conduct auction conveyancing in Beaconsfield?
We know of a few niche practitioners we can connect you with those who can conduct auction conveyancing. Beaconsfield is just one of our areas of where our lawyers have a presence.
My uncle passed away 10 months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Beaconsfield. The house had a relatively small loan remaining of approximately £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to HSBC, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?
Where you intend to refinance then HSBC will require that you use a conveyancer on the HSBC 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 HSBC 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 HSBC mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years past for my conveyancing in Beaconsfield. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Beaconsfield of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What are your top tips when it comes to choosing a Beaconsfield conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Beaconsfield conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with two or three firms including non Beaconsfield conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:
If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not? How many lease extensions has the firm conducted in Beaconsfield in the last 12 months?
I purchased a basement flat in Beaconsfield, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Comparable properties in Beaconsfield with an extended lease are worth £265,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2096
With 75 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.