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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belbroughton

When researching online forums for an affordable lawyer in Belbroughton, many post that I must use a CQS accredited lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

Belbroughton Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have achieved accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society established CQS to establish evidence of quality standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps consumers to recognise practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Belbroughton is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS are located. The conveyancing scheme obliges practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

We are purchasing a house and the lawyer has raised the issue of Chancel Repair for which the property could be obligated to pay given it’s proximity to the area of such a church. He has mentioned insurance. Is this strictly necessary for conveyancing in Belbroughton

Unless a previous acquisition of the house took place after 12 October 2013 you can assume that solicitors delivering conveyancing in Belbroughton to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to my house are lost. The lawyers who dealt with the conveyancing in Belbroughton 5 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?

Assuming the title is registered the information relating to your ownership will be recorded by HMLR with a Title Number. It is easy to carry out a search at the Land Registry, locate your house and obtain up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for a small fee.

The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Belbroughton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below are examples of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you can expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Belbroughton

    Investor purchasers must be able to freely grant unsecured tenancies at market rents without requiring any consents. Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? If there are lifts in the building, please confirm that the owners of flats on the ground and basement floors will not be required to contribute towards the cost of maintenance and renewal. Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. Please provide evidence that the form of Lease proposed has been approved by the Land Registry.

What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Belbroughton conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Belbroughton conveyancing firm) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with several firms including non Belbroughton conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    How familiar is the practice with lease extension legislation? Can they put you in touch with clients in Belbroughton who can give a testimonial?

I acquired a split level flat in Belbroughton, conveyancing was carried out half a dozen years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Comparable flats in Belbroughton with over 90 years remaining are worth £255,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2092

With 73 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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