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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Bridlington

My fiance’s step-father is a solicitor. I hope that I will receive friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Bridlington?

Do contrast pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this page. Whilst fees seem to be different but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is the case with most professions.

I have given 8 weeks notice to my existing landlord and must be out of my let out flat in Bridlington by the end of next month. Conveyancing for my house purchase has just started. How realistic is it to complete in 4 weeks as don't want to have to find temporary accommodation?

The normal practice is not to serve notice on a rental until you have exchanged. Assuming that you have not previously done so, speak to your solicitor and request that they cajole the other lawyers, try to a target completion date that all parties will look to achieve

Having invested time researching moneysavingexpert.com for a conveyancing solicitor in Bridlington, most say that I must instruct a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?

The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in home moving process, trusted by some of the UK's major banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Building Societies Association (BSA). The scheme does not cover licenced conveyancers. Bridlington is one of the many areas in England and Wales where there are CQS lawyers.

I have been on the look out for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Bridlington I like with open areas and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Bridlington for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a home loan the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be an issue. Reduce the price by the anticipated lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the existing owner has owned the property for at least twenty four months you may ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years remaining on my flat in Bridlington. I now want to extend my lease but my landlord is absent. What should I do?

On the basis that you qualify, 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 enable the lease to be extended by the magistrate. You will be obliged to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to find the lessor. For most situations a specialist would be helpful to conduct investigations and to produce a report which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to investigating the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court overseeing Bridlington.

I am the registered owner of a 2 bed flat in Bridlington, conveyancing having been completed 6 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Bridlington with an extended lease are worth £260,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2096

With only 75 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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