I purchased a freehold property in Enfield yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Enfield and has limited impact for conveyancing in Enfield 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 have existed for many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
After reviewing online forums for a cheap lawyer in Enfield, most advise that I must look for a CQS kitemarked lawyer. What is CQS?
Enfield Conveyancing Quality Scheme solicitors have achieved certification under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) The Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home legal process. CQS enables buyers and sellers to recognise solicitor firms that provide a quality residential conveyancing. Enfield is one of locations in England and Wales in which accredited firms have offices. The scheme requires solicitors to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-reporting, spot checks and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.
How does conveyancing in Enfield differ for newly converted properties?
Most buyers of new build or newly converted property in Enfield come to us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the residence is ready to move into. This is because developers in Enfield typically acquire the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancing solicitors as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Enfield or who has acted in the same development.
How do I identify a Enfield law firm on the Britannia conveyancing panel? I have a car and am happy to travel upto 10miles to meet the lawyer.
Feel free to make use of the tool on this page. Please select a lender and your location and you will see a number of Enfield conveyancing lawyers locally. We have listed some Enfield conveyancing firms towards the end of this page and you can ring them to see whether they are on the Britannia approved list
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Enfield for my sale. Is there any facility to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One may review published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions commenced on or after 1 January 2008. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.