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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Blackfriars

The loan agreement from NatWest for the remortgage of my 3 room flat is to be issued any day now. Can you propose a low cost conveyancing solicitor in Blackfriars?

You have come to the wrong place to search for a cheap conveyancing solicitors in Blackfriars. Our goal is to offer value for money conveyancing but we do not aim to work with the cheapest lawyers. Resist the temptation to appoint companies enticing you with £99 conveyancing in Blackfriars. At best, in going for low cost conveyancing, you will get your money’s worth and at worst it will result in you being stung for additional fees and still not receive the service you were looking for.

We are planning to acquire a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Blackfriars who is on the Kent Reliance approved panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Kent Reliance . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Blackfriars.

What can a local search tell me concerning the house we're purchasing in Blackfriars?

Blackfriars conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Onsearch The local search plays a central part in many a Blackfriars conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your property. The search should provide information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic areas.

My wife and I own a renovated Georgian house in Blackfriars. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Yorkshire Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. Is it worth asking Yorkshire Building Society to clarify?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Blackfriars and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to be perfect, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have since found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Blackfriars. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Blackfriars ?

The majority of houses in Blackfriars 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. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Blackfriars so you should seriously consider looking for a Blackfriars conveyancing practitioner and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. Being a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want with the house. The lease will likely included provisions for example requiring the freeholder’spermission to carry out alterations. It may be necessary to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal areas where the property is located on an estate. Your lawyer will advise you fully on all the issues.

I have had difficulty in negotiating a lease extension in Blackfriars. Can this matter be resolved via the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal?

in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation you can apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Blackfriars premises is Flat 89 Trinity Court Grays Inn Road in February 2013. the Tribunal found that the premium to be paid by the tenant on the grant of a new lease, in accordance with section 56 and Schedule 13 to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 should be £36,229. This case related to 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 66.8 years.

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