Would the conveyancing lawyers identified via your search tool handle attended exchange conveyancing in Cumbria?
There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. You should call us to obtain a costs illustration and details as to dates.
My wife and I are selling our property in Cumbria and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers are using a national conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Cumbria. We have lived in Cumbria for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor already. What do they say? You need to enquire of 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 life insurance to cover that same sickness)
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Cumbria for my purchase. Is there any facility to review a solicitor's record with the legal regulator?
You can search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors record, telephone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor call for training reasons.
We expect to complete our sale of a £300,000 flat in Cumbria on Wednesday in a week. The management company has quoted £324 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a flat conveyance in Cumbria?
Cumbria conveyancing on leasehold maisonettes often necessitates the purchaser’s lawyer sending questions for the landlord to answer. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer such questions the majority will be content to assist. They are entitled to invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering questions or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some situations it is above £800. The administration charge invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of rights and obligations in respect of administration fees, otherwise the invoice is technically not due. In reality one has little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.
I acquired a studio flat in Cumbria, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding flats in Cumbria with an extended lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 yearly. The lease ends on 21st October 2092
With only 70 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information before getting professional advice.
I need to switch lawyers as my Cumbria lawyer is not on the mortgage company's panel of conveyancing solicitors. Is it practical to instruct different lawyers?
In the event that you have not formally instructed a conveyancer to do anything for you and at this stage simply received an estimate as to costs, you're perfectly free to choose a different solicitor to carry out your work for you. The best way is to get recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor or conveyancer in Cumbria that you're considering.