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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Birstall

My fiance’s step-father is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I'll be able to get friends and family fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come materialise, what kind of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Birstall?

You should contrast pricing. Make use of our search tool on this page. You will notice that prices seem to vary but service levels do differ between solicitors as is the case with most professions.

Am I right to be concerned that estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use a web based conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Birstall conveyancing practice?

As is the case with many service providers, often input from relatives can be extremely useful or valuable. Yet there are numerous parties with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, financial adviser and mortgage companies might all recommend lawyers to use. On occasion these solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as one of the best in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to choose your own conveyancer. You need to be aware that some lenders operate an approved list of conveyancers you are obliged to use for the mortgage related work in your house move.

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Birstall it shows results of numerous conveyancersin the vicinity. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable solicitor for purchase transaction?

The ideal method of seeking the right conveyancer is through a trusted recommendation, so enquire of colleagues and family who have purchased a property in Birstall or the local estate agent or financial adviser. Charges for conveyancing in Birstall differ, so it's advisable to request a minimum of three fee calculations from different law firms. Be sure to secure confirmation that the fees are fixed.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Birstall. Conveyancing and Chelsea Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Birstall who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Birstall conveyancing practitioner to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Birstall, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar flats in Birstall with a long lease are worth £216,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2088

With only 69 years left to run the likely cost is going to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

Can a conveyancer remove a name from the title of my home in Birstall ?

Extracting or adding someone to the title of your home is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a lawyer

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