I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Blakedown but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Blakedown and has limited impact for conveyancing in Blakedown but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges from 1977 onwards.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I am buying a new build flat in Blakedown. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Blakedown you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Blakedown.
I completed on my apartment on 1 September and the transaction details is yet to be on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Blakedown advises it will be recorded in less than a month. Are properties in Blakedown uniquely lengthy to register?
As far as conveyancing in Blakedown is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary subject to who lodges the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry communicate with any interested parties. At present approximately three quarters of submission are fully dealt with within 12 days but occasionally there can be longer delays. Historically registration takes place once the buyer has moved in to the property so an expedited registration is not usually an essential issue yet where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor must communicate with the Registry to express the reasoning for the application to be prioritised.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a straight forward, no chain conveyancing. Blakedown is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Blakedown are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Blakedown you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Blakedown may ascertain that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I require the services of a bank panel solicitor in Blakedown. Can you assist?
It is not clear why you need a Blakedown panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the bank to find out which solicitors in Blakedown are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Blakedown not listed please direct them to our site to list. After all the cost is only one £1 a month