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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Burton upon Stather

Can your site be used to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Burton upon Stather even where I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I wish to acquire a shop in Burton upon Stather with a mortgage from Britannia?

Our comparison service is predominantly utilised to find residential conveyancing solicitors in Burton upon Stather but we have set out towards the end of this page a few Burton upon Stather commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the solicitors directly to check if they can also act for Britannia

My uncle passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Burton upon Stather. The house had a small mortgage remaining of approximately £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Leeds Building Society, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?

If you plan to re-mortgage then Leeds Building Society will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Leeds Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Should my solicitor be raising questions concerning flooding as part of the conveyancing in Burton upon Stather.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers dealing with homes in Burton upon Stather. There are those who buy a house in Burton upon Stather, completely expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, adequate insurance cover, or sell the property. There are steps that can be taken as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to give advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous checks that may be carried out by the buyer or by their solicitors which can figure out the risks in Burton upon Stather. The standard property information forms sent to a purchaser’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to determine whether the property has suffered from flooding. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the vendor, then a buyer could bring a compensation claim resulting from an misleading reply. A purchaser’s lawyers may also order an environmental report. This will indicate whether there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed inquiries will need to be initiated.

We're first time buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the agent advised that the seller will only move forward if we appoint their chosen lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor used to conveyancing in Burton upon Stather

We suspect that the seller is not behind this request. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a genuine purchaser is not the way to achieve this. Avoid the agents and go straight to the sellers and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with mortgage lined up © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to use your own,trusted Burton upon Stather conveyancing firm - not the ones that will earn the negotiator at the agency a introducer fee or achieve conveyancing thresholds set by corporate headquarters.

Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold flat in Burton upon Stather. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1995. The conveyancing practitioner in Burton upon Stather who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Burton upon Stather conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I purchased a ground floor flat in Burton upon Stather, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Burton upon Stather with over 90 years remaining are worth £260,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2095

You have 74 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" 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 a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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