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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Eastcote

My uncle passed away last year and as sole heir and executor I was left the property in Eastcote. The house had a small mortgage left on it of around £8000. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Virgin Money, pay off the mortgage. Is this possible?

If you intend to refinance then Virgin Money will insist on your using a conveyancer on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Virgin Money conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Virgin Money mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.

Do commercial conveyancing searches reveal impending roadworks that may affect a commercial property in Eastcote?

Its becoming the norm that commercial conveyancing solicitors in Eastcote will conduct a SiteSolutions Highways report as it dramatically cuts the time that conveyancers invest in looking into accurate data on highways that impact buildings and development assets in Eastcote. The search result sets out definitive information on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development sites in Eastcote.

For every commercial conveyancing transaction in Eastcote it is crucial to investigate the adoption status of roads surrounding a site. The absence of identifying developments where adoption procedures have not been dealt with adequately could cause delays to Eastcote commercial conveyancing deals as well as present a risk to future plans for the site. These searches are not ordered for domestic conveyancing in Eastcote.

My wife and I purchased a semi-detached Victorian house in Eastcote. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold under the matching address. Is it worth asking Norwich and Peterborough Building Society to clarify?

You need to review 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 owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Eastcote 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 lenders. You can also check the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who carried out the work.

I am looking to sell my house. My past solicitors has retired. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Eastcote if that affects matters.

Please use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Eastcote. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs with a minimum of fuss.

Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Eastcote conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?

When appointing a conveyancer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Eastcote conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you talk with two or three firms including non Eastcote conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be helpful:

    If they are not ALEP accredited then what is the reason? How experienced is the firm with lease extension legislation?

We have reached the end of our tether in trying to purchase the freehold in Eastcote. Can the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal adjudicate on premiums?

Where there is a missing freeholder or where there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Lease Extension case for a Eastcote premises is Flat 72 Queens Walk in January 2013. The Tribunals calculated the premium payable to be £22,090. This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term was 53.26 years.

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