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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Belmont

Why would one instruct a Belmont conveyancing practice given that national conveyancers are so much cheaper?

To take your time to find scrutinise conveyancing costs in Belmont and you should seek a reasonable fee calculation but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Belmont conveyancer. Locating the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a smooth and a stressful move. It is important that you ensure that you have expert guidance from a specialist conveyancer. Emails can't be as helpful as a phone conversation and are no substitute for a face to face appointment. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will handle your conveyancing from start to finish, providing a level of personalised service that you rarely receive from an internet conveyancer. He or She will contact you regularly to update you as to any developments making sure that you are regularly updated. Should it ever be necessary to phone the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will be sure you are in the know.

This question may be naive but I am wet behind the ears as a first time purchaser of a ground floor flat in Belmont. Do I receive the keys to the property on the completion date from my lawyer? If so, I will appoint a local conveyancing solicitor in Belmont?

On the day of completion you will not be required to attend the conveyancers office in Belmont. Your solicitors will arrange to send the purchase money to the seller's solicitors, and shortly after the monies have arrived, you will be able to receive the keys from the selling Agents and start moving into the property. Usually this occurs early afternoon.

Is it correct that all Belmont CQS (Conveyancing Quality Scheme) solicitors are on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing list of approved practices?

Some major lenders now utilise the accreditation scheme as the starting point for Panel approval such as HSBC and Santander. CQS accreditation however is no guarantee to lender panel acceptance. That being said,the Council of Mortgage Lenders have indicated that it is likely to become a pre-requisite for solicitors wishing to join their approved list of firms.

We are getting the release of further funds on our mortgage from Principality as we want to conduct alterations to our property in Belmont. Do we need to choose a local Belmont solicitor on the Principality conveyancing panel to deal with the legals?

Principality would not normally require a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with the formalities. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Principality list.

I own a semi-detached Georgian property in Belmont. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Alliance & Leicester . I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Alliance & Leicester to clarify?

You should review 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Belmont and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.

I am a sole trader hoping to lease a unit on the high street. Can you recommend solicitors offering fixed fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Belmont for below £1,200?

We can recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Belmont, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are intending to purchase or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will find you the right lawyer. As for the costs this will depend on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Let us have your details or call us so that we may provide you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a great figure which is making it more attractive. I have just found out that it's a leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns purchasing a leasehold house in Belmont. Conveyancing advisers have are about to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the implications of buying a leasehold house in Belmont ?

Most houses in Belmont are freehold rather than leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Belmont in which case you should be looking for a Belmont conveyancing practitioner and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. As a matter of priority you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions for example requiring the landlord’sconsent to conduct alterations. You may also be required to pay a maintenance charge towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your conveyancer should report to you on the legal implications.

My wife and I have hit a brick wall in negotiating a lease extension in Belmont. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

Most certainly. We can put you in touch with a Belmont conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a Belmont property is Buchanan Court 39 Vernon Road in April 2010. the Tribunal assessed that the premium payable for the freehold of the block should be £44,000. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 66.67 years.

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