My Conveyancer in Blackwood is not on the Santander Conveyancing Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor notwithstanding that they are excluded from the Santander list of approved lawyers?
Your options are as follows:
- Carry on with your preferred Blackwood lawyers but Santander will need to retain a solicitor on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing fees and cause frustration.
- Choose a new lawyer to act in the conveyancing, not forgetting to check they are on the Santander panel
I opted to have a survey done on a property in Blackwood in advance of appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. Our surveyor has said that some banks may refuse to grant a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check via the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Blackwood. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
I need to instruct a conveyancing lawyer in Blackwood for my home move. Can I review a firm’s record with the profession’s regulator?
One may search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors 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 regulator could recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
I only have Sixty One years left on my flat in Blackwood. I now want to extend my lease but my landlord is can not be found. What should I do?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to prove that you have used your best endeavours to locate the landlord. For most situations an enquiry agent would be useful to carry out a search and to produce an expert document to be used as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Blackwood.
I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Blackwood, conveyancing was carried out 6 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Blackwood with over 90 years remaining are worth £180,000. The ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2078
You have 59 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.
Been searching for a conveyancing practitioner for freehold sale conveyancing in Blackwood. We are selling, simple no mortgage to redeem, no rush, currently vacant. Got a quote from a conveyancer for £900 including VAT which is a tad steep considering its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Blackwood?
As it’s a sale only, £450 + VAT should be about the cheapest for a Blackwood solicitor firm.