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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Castle Eden

I am obtaining a offer of a home loan from Nat West. I intend to instruct a Licensed Conveyancer in Castle Eden. Does the Nat West Solicitor panel allow for Licensed Conveyancers?

The Nat West approved solicitor list is, like many other lenders, represented by the Council or Mortgage Lenders or Building Society Association, open to Licensed Conveyancers regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.

I purchased a freehold house in Castle Eden yet charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Castle Eden and has limited impact for conveyancing in Castle Eden but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

I have a renovated Georgian property in Castle Eden. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Chelsea Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching property. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess 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 Castle Eden and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage 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 lawyer who carried out the work.

My husband and I are novice buyers - had an offer accepted, yet the estate agent told us that the seller will only move forward if we appoint their chosen solicitors as they are insisting on an ‘expedited deal’. Our preferred option is to instruct a local solicitor with experience of conveyancing in Castle Eden

We suspect that the owner is unaware of this request. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated purchaser is counter productive. Bypass the agents and go straight to the owners and explain that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances arranged © you are chain free (d) you wish to move quickly (e)but you are going to instruct your own,trusted Castle Eden conveyancing lawyers - rather thanthe ones that will give the estate agent a kickback or meet his conveyancing targets demanded by corporate headquarters.

I acquired a flat in Castle Eden last 22/3/2023 and to date it is still not recorded with HMLR. It was part of a new estate and my lawyer told me that it can take one year to register. I have spoken with the Land Registry directly and they have informed me the initial application was cancelled due to failure to reply to requisitions. Should I be concerned?

Call your conveyancing practitioner - if you are not getting sensible responses, find out about their firm’s complaints protocol and amplify your problem to a Complaints Manager. Registrations for Castle Eden conveyancing are not known to be especially complex.

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