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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Crowle

In reviewing moneysavingexpert.com for a high-quality lawyer in Crowle, most say that I must look for a CQS assured lawyer. What is CQS?

Crowle Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have obtained certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society created CQS to promote high standards in the home moving process. CQS helps consumers to identify practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Crowle is one of the many areas in England and Wales in which CQS have a presence. The conveyancing scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, spot checks and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Building Societies Association.

We are downsizing from our property in Crowle and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any high street Crowle lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the buyers are using a nationwide conveyancing practice as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Crowle. Having lived in Crowle for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that the buyers are looking for.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same illness)

Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home are lost. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in Crowle 4 years ago have long since closed. Will I be able to sell the house?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be recorded by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain up to date copies of the property title for less than a fiver. If the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be ordered for £20 inclusive of VAT.

We're new on the property ladder - agreed a price, yet the estate agent advised that the owners will only move forward if we appoint the agent's recommended solicitors as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. We would rather use a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Crowle

It is unlikely the owners are driving this. Should the vendor want ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a serious buyer is is going to put the whole deal at risk. Speak to the owners direct and explain that (a)you are motivated purchasers (b)you are excited to move forward, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to use your preferred Crowle conveyancing firm - as opposed tothose that will give their negotiator at the agency a commission or meet his conveyancing figures set by senior management.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Crowle. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing solicitor in Crowle who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First contact the Land Registry to be sure that this person is in fact the new freeholder. There is no need to incur the fees of a Crowle conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Crowle, conveyancing having been completed 3 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Crowle with over 90 years remaining are worth £186,000. The ground rent is £55 charged once a year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2071

With only 52 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £29,500 and £34,000 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 are not able to advice on the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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