I require conveyancing for an apartment in a fairly new development (five years old) in Blandfordum. 95% of the appartments have already been sold. Is it strictly necessary to order conveyancing searches for my conveyancing in Blandfordum?
If you getting a mortgage, your mortgage company will require some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Blandfordum conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. Your solicitor, will 'advise', perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or ask you to appoint a different lawyer for your conveyancing in Blandfordum.
I am downsizing from our house in Blandfordum and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing firm rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Blandfordum. Having lived in Blandfordum for 5 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same ailment)
I used Arc property Solicitors several years ago for my conveyancing in Blandfordum. Now, I need the documents however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Blandfordum of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I have recently realised that I have Fifty years remaining on my lease in Blandfordum. I need to get lease extension but my freeholder is missing. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. For most situations an enquiry agent may be helpful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document to be used as evidence that the landlord can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to proving the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Blandfordum.
I am the registered owner of a 1 bedroom flat in Blandfordum, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Blandfordum with a long lease are worth £202,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease ends on 21st October 2078
With just 56 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £29,500 and £34,000 plus legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
Please can you recommend a trustworthy Blandfordum conveyancing practitioner for buying an apartment? A relative suggested one but their quote was £1250 for a 150k property. I think thats high. The mortgage company will be Bank of Ireland.
LenderPanel.com is limited to being a directory service for conveyancing practitioners who want to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Bank of Ireland in certain locations for instance Blandfordum . Our intention is not to recommend any particular solicitor.