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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Brislington

Will my solicitor be raising enquiries concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Brislington.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Brislington. Plenty of people will acquire a house in Brislington, completely aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or dispose of the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not qualified to impart advice on flood risk, but there are a various searches that can be initiated by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which should give them a better appreciation of the risks in Brislington. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard question of the vendor to find out if the property has ever been flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past which is not notified by the vendor, then a buyer could issue a claim for damages stemming from an incorrect response. A purchaser’s lawyers will also order an enviro search. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further inquiries will need to be made.

I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Brislington. Now, I need my files but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate 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 Brislington 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've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Brislington is where the house is located. What do you suggest?

Flying freeholds in Brislington are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Brislington you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds diligently. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Brislington 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 residence.

In searching the world wide web for the term cheap conveyancing in Brislington it brings up numerous property lawyersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the right solicitor for me?

The preferential method of finding the right conveyancer is via personal testimonial, so seek the guidance of friends and relatives who have bought a property in Brislington or a reputable estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Brislington vary, so it's advisable to request a minimum of four quotes from varying types of law firms. Be sure to secure confirmation what costs in the quote includes.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Brislington. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in Brislington - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I acquired a 2 bed flat in Brislington, conveyancing was carried out January 1996. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Brislington with an extended lease are worth £206,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2087

With only 66 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £11,400 and £13,200 as well as costs.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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