My fiance’s sister is a property lawyer. I expect that I will receive mate’s rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of costs would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Brierley Hill?
You should compare pricing. Make use of our search tool on this site. Whilst estimates seem to vary but the service one can expect differ between law firms as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
It is is a decade since I purchased my property in Brierley Hill. Conveyancing lawyers have just been retained on the sale but I am unable to locate my title deeds. Will this cause complications?
You need not be too concerned. First there is a possibility that the deeds will be kept by your lender or they could still be with the solicitor who acted in your purchase. Secondly the chances are that the property will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to prove you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors obtaining current official copies of the land registers. Nearly all conveyancing in Brierley Hill relates to registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it adds to the complexity but is not insurmountable.
I have 70 years unexpired on my lease and require a lease extension for my flat in Brierley Hill. Conveyancing solicitors on the Platform panel can deal with such extensions right?
Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are obtaining a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Platform have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 26/11/2023 the requirements read as follows :
Just bought a terraced house in Brierley Hill , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to deal with the formalities evidencing the transfer to my name? My Brierley Hill conveyancing solicitor has been painfully slow, so I want to be sure that my purchase is registered.
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Brierley Hill registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can adjust depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and if the Land registry need to notify any other parties. At present roughly three quarters of such applications are fully dealt with within 12 days but some can be subject to longer hold-ups. Historically registration is effected after the new owner is living at the premises therefore 'speed' is not always top priority yet where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor must contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I am buying my first flat in Brierley Hill benefiting from help to buy. The builders would not budge the price so I negotiated five thousand pounds worth of additionals instead. The estate agent suggested that I not inform my lawyer about the deal as it could put at risk my loan with the bank. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.