I have todayfound out that Stirling Law have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Birmingham and the Black Country for a purchase of a leasehold flat 9 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the property is in your name, 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 Birmingham and the Black Country conveyancing specialists.
How does conveyancing in Birmingham and the Black Country differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build residence in Birmingham and the Black Country contact us having been asked by the housebuilder to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Birmingham and the Black Country tend to acquire the land, 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 accustomed to new build conveyancing in Birmingham and the Black Country or who has acted in the same development.
I am looking to sell my property. My former conveyancers has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Birmingham and the Black Country if that makes a difference.
Do use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Birmingham and the Black Country. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with lender approved solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move goes smoothly.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Birmingham and the Black Country for my house move. Is it possible to review a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
Members of the public can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training reasons.
I am attracted to a two apartments in Birmingham and the Black Country both have about forty five years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?
A lease is a right to use the property for a prescribed time frame. As a lease gets shorter the marketability of the lease decreases and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. For this reason it is advisable to extend the lease term. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease as mortgage lenders less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We recommend you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Birmingham and the Black Country - Examples of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
This information is helpful as a) areas may result in problems for the block as the communal areas may begin to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have an issue with the managing agents you will need to know about it On the whole the outlay for major works tend not to be incorporated into the service charges, albeit that some managing agents in Birmingham and the Black Country obliged leasehold owners to contribute towards a sinking fund and this is used to offset against larger repairs or maintenance. Who are the managing agents?