Me and my brother own a 4 bedroom Georgian property in Cheam. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Barnsley Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for 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 Cheam and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
Are there any apps to assist me to identify a Cheam solicitor on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel? I drive a motor bike and am willing to travel upto 25kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
Feel free to make use of the facility on this website. Please choose the bank and your location and you will see a number of Cheam conveyancing lawyers located nearest you. We have listed some Cheam conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to check if they are on the Bank of Ireland member panel
My husband and I are a fortnight into a freehold purchase having been recommend to a firm by the selling agent to perform conveyancing in Cheam. I am am extremely frustrated with the quality of service. Can you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A solicitor would have to be very bad in order to consider changing them. Has your loan offer been generated? In the event that it has you need to advise them of the new contact details and have the offer are re-sent. Your conveyancer needs to be on the banks approved list to avoid escalating charges and frustration. So that should be your starting point. The search tool will assist you in finding a bank approved lawyer for your home move in Cheam
Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Cheam. Before I set the wheels in motion I want to be sure as to the number of years remaining on the lease.
Assuming the lease is registered - and 99.9% are in Cheam - 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 inherited a two-bedroom flat in Cheam. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount payable for a lease extension?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Cheam conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Cheam property is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired residue of the current lease was 60.43 years.
My hope is to purchase a ground floor maisonette in Cheam. Conveyancing solicitor is waiting for, from the owner, building insurance paperwork. This morning I was advised that the vendor must forward the insurance schedule for the flat above as well. Why would my conveyancer want to check the insurance for the other flat? Is it really necessary? We have been in hold for the previous two weeks…
It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Cheam to find Conveyancing in Cheam in a minority of cases reveals that the lease obliges the tenant's to insure their individual flats rather than the landlord insuring the whole property - which is definitely better. You should double check with your property lawyer but it would appear that your lawyer is seeking to establish that the whole building is insured. Insuring a ground floor residence is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the 1st floor cannot be reconstructed for lack of insurance cover.