My wife and I purchased a renovated Edwardian house in Edenbridge. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You should read 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 Edenbridge and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also enquire as to the position with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what should have been a simple, chain free conveyancing. Edenbridge is the location of the property. What do you suggest?
Flying freeholds in Edenbridge are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Edenbridge you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Edenbridge may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
I am looking to sell my house. My former solicitors closed down. I am in need of a recommendation of a conveyancing firm. I happen to live in Edenbridge if that affects matters.
You should use our search tool to help you find a solicitor for your conveyancing in Edenbridge. We have connected thousands of home buyers and sellers with regulated solicitors to ensure that the legalities of their house move runs smoothly.
My partner has suggested that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Edenbridge. Should I choose my own solicitor?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to find a conveyancing practitioner is to have recommendations from friends or family who have actually used the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.
What do I do if I am not happy with the property lawyer who carried out our conveyancing in Edenbridge?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that every so often matters do not go as planned. However there is recourse where you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Edenbridge. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a property lawyer to their governing body. If things still aren’t resolved you may consider getting in touch with the Legal Ombudsman.