Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Belper is more expensive?
Belper leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving relevant notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
When it comes to lenders such as Santander, do Belper lawyers incur a fee to be on the conveyancing panel?
We are unaware of any bank fees to register on their panel, although some do levy an administration charge to deal with the processing of the conveyancing panel application.
We are getting a further advance on our home loan from Co-operative as we wish to conduct renovations to our house in Belper. Are we obliged to appoint a local Belper solicitor on the Co-operative conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Co-operative would not normally appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.
I am selling my flat. I had a double glazing fitted in June 2008, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My purchaser’s lender, Co-operative are being difficult. The Belper solicitor who is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but Co-operative are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Co-operative have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Co-operative have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Co-operative may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Belper. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Belper of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I need to choose one who is on the Nationwide Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Belper five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Nationwide Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Belper on the Nationwide Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are authorised and regulated by the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Belper. Using search facility on this page, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Belper.
What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Belper conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Belper conveyancing practice) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with two or three firms including non Belper conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:
What are the legal fees for lease extension work? How many lease extensions has the firm carried out in Belper in the last 12 months?
Belper Leasehold Conveyancing - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
The best form of lease structure is where the freehold title is in the ownership of the leaseholders. In this arrangement the tenants enjoy being in charge if their destiny and although a managing agent is frequently employed if the building is larger than a house conversion, the managing agent acts for the leaseholders themselves. How is the lease structured?