I am planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Buckhurst Hill who is on the Lloyds TSB Bank solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank in certain locations such as Buckhurst Hill. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Me and my brother own a terraced Edwardian house in Buckhurst Hill. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Halifax. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Halifax to clarify?
You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Buckhurst Hill and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and identified one round the corner in Buckhurst Hill I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Buckhurst Hill suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.
I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Buckhurst Hill for my house move. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
Members of the public can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could recorded call for training requirements.
Is it true that a Buckhurst Hill conveyancing practice taken to court by a client for failing to conduct the appropriate conveyancing investigations?
We are not aware of such a Buckhurst Hill conveyancing matter but according to a recent report, a couple acquiring a property elsewhere in England successfully sued their solicitor due to development permission to erect a wind farm not being identified in conveyancing searches.
Where you are thinking of buying a home in Buckhurst Hill It is critical that your property lawyer conduct all Buckhurst Hill conveyancing searches needed making sure that you have accurate and up to date information ahead of purchasing a property.