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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Coventry

My nephew is buying a new build apartment in Coventry with a home loan from Skipton. His solicitor has advised him of a delay in receiving the ‘Disclosure of Incentive Form’. What is this document - I have never come across this before?

The document is intended to provide information to the main parties engaged in the transaction. Therefore, it will be provided to your son’s lawyer who should be on the Skipton conveyancing panel as a standard part of the process, and to the surveyor when requested. The developer will be required to start the process by downloading the form and completing it. The form will therefore need to be available for the valuer at the time of his or her site visit. The form should be sent to the Skipton conveyancing panel solicitor as early as possible, in order to avoid any last minute delays, and no later than at exchange of contracts.

I am the registered owner of a freehold house in Coventry yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Coventry and has limited impact for conveyancing in Coventry 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 date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years past for my conveyancing in Coventry. I now require my file but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Coventry of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I am looking into buying my first house which is in Coventry and I am already nervous. I couldn't find anything specific about Coventry. Conveyancing will be needed in due course but do you know about the Coventry area? or perhaps some other tips you can share?

Rather than looking online forget looking online you should go and have a look at Coventry. In the meantime here are some basic statistics that we found

What are your top tips when it comes to finding a Coventry conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?

When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Coventry conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Coventry conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason?

I invested in buying a 1st floor flat in Coventry, conveyancing having been completed half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar flats in Coventry with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 invoiced every year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2077

You have 59 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £20,900 and £24,200 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.

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