My friend suggested that if I am buying in Burnopfield I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually quoted for as part of the standard Burnopfield conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Burnopfield around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Burnopfield Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about Burnopfield.
My wife and I have a renovated Edwardian property in Burnopfield. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Nottingham Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should 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 proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Burnopfield and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they remortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also enquire as to the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.
What does commercial conveyancing in Burnopfield cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Burnopfield incorporates a wide array of guidance, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my uncle I am disposing of a property in Cardiff but live in Burnopfield. My conveyancer (approximately 250 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a statutory declaration ahead of completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Burnopfield to witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are based in Burnopfield
What is the reason for my conveyancing practitioner requiring numerous items of ID ahead of starting my conveyancing in Burnopfield?
Burnopfield lawyers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, HM Land Registry and current AML legislation to record that the have checked the identity of their clients. It will also be a condition of your mortgage offer. In addition they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to stamp duty land tax and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and DOB.