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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bilston and Bradley

If you had a top tip for choosing a conveyancing solicitor in Bilston and Bradley what would it be?

Do not opt for the lowest Bilston and Bradley conveyancing costs illustration. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to conveyancing solicitors. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you go into the conveyancing with your eyes wide open.

is it true that all Bilston and Bradley solicitor firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel are overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority?

As solicitors, in order to be on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel they would need to be overseen by the SRA. Some lenders do allow licenced conveyancers on their panel and in that case the organisation would be governed by the CLC.

About to purchase maisonette in Bilston and Bradley. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Bilston and Bradley property lawyer is on the Aldermore conveyancing panel.

I have recentlybecome aware that Wolstenholmes have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Bilston and Bradley for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way to see if the property is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Bilston and Bradley conveyancing specialists.

How does conveyancing in Bilston and Bradley differ for newly converted properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in Bilston and Bradley approach us having been asked by the developer to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is completed. This is because house builders in Bilston and Bradley typically buy the real estate, 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 conveyancers 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 Bilston and Bradley or who has acted in the same development.

Is there anything unique about your site and other online quote calculators for conveyancing in Bilston and Bradley?

At this site get an accurate costs illustration from a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer that understands the nuances for your conveyancing in Bilston and Bradley. Unlike many estate agents and many comparison sites we do not charge firms a commission if you choose them for your property ownership legalities in Bilston and Bradley

I am looking at a two flats in Bilston and Bradley which have approximately 50 years remaining on the leases. Do I need to be concerned?

There is no doubt about it. A leasehold flat in Bilston and Bradley is a deteriorating asset as a result of the shortening lease. The nearer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it reduces the marketability of the premises. For most buyers and mortgage companies, leases with under 75 years become less and less marketable. On a more upbeat note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of premises with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Bilston and Bradley conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. You may find he or she is happy to negotiate informally and willing to consider your offer straight off, without having to involve anyone else. This will save you time and money and it could help you reach a lower price on the lease. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I invested in buying a studio flat in Bilston and Bradley, conveyancing formalities finalised 5 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Bilston and Bradley with a long lease are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2070

With only 51 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £30,400 and £35,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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