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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridgend

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal planned roadworks that may impact a commercial land in Bridgend?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Bridgend will perform a SiteSolutions Highways report as it reduces the time that conveyancers spend in researching accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Bridgend. The report provides definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Bridgend.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Bridgend it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. Failure to identify developments where adoption procedures have not been addressed adequately could result in delays to Bridgend commercial conveyancing deals as well as pose a risk to future intentions for the site. These searches are not carried out for domestic conveyancing in Bridgend.

I used Stirling Law several years ago for my conveyancing in Bridgend. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Bridgend of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

How can the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business premises in Bridgend and how can you help?

The particular law that you refer to gives protection to commercial tenants, granting the legal entitlement to apply to court for a renewal lease and continue in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds where a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Bridgend is one of the many locations in which the firms we work with are located

Am I best advised to instruct a Bridgend conveyancing solicitor in close proximity to the house I am buying? We have a good friend who can deal with the legal formalities but his firm is located 200kilometers away.

The primary upside of using a high street Bridgend conveyancing practice is that you can visit the firm to sign documents, hand in your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Bridgend know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will do a good and efficient job. If if people you trust instructed your friend and the majority were impressed that must trump using an unknown Bridgend conveyancing lawyer solely due to them being Bridgend based.

I have recently realised that I have 62 years remaining on my flat in Bridgend. I now want to extend my lease but my freeholder is missing. What options are available to me?

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 magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have made all reasonable attempts to find the freeholder. In some cases a specialist would be useful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a conveyancer in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Bridgend.

I inherited a 2 bed flat in Bridgend, conveyancing was carried out in 2008. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Bridgend with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 per annum. The lease terminates on 21st October 2081

You have 59 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £20,900 and £24,200 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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