How up to date is your search tool for Bedfordshire conveyancing solicitors on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel? Do Kent Reliance send you an updated list?
Bedfordshire conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Kent Reliance conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Kent Reliance directly.
I purchased a renovated Edwardian house in Bedfordshire. Conveyancing practitioner represented me and Barnsley Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are two entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Bedfordshire and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.
How does conveyancing in Bedfordshire differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build property in Bedfordshire contact us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because house builders in Bedfordshire tend to buy the site, 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 conveyancing solicitors 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 used to new build conveyancing in Bedfordshire or who has acted in the same development.
I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £305k and identified one close by in Bedfordshire I like with amenity areas and railway links in the vicinity, however it's only got 51 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Bedfordshire suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?
If you require a mortgage that many years may be an issue. Reduce the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
I am looking to sell my house. My previous solicitors has retired. I would be grateful for any recommendation of a conveyancing firm. Im based in Bedfordshire if that affects matters.
Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Bedfordshire. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.