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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Filton

We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the RBS conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Filton?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the RBS conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Filton.

We are close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Filton and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers are using a factory type conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Filton. Having lived in Filton for six years we know that this is a non issue. Do we contact our local Authority to seek clarification that there is no issue.

It would appear that you have a conveyancing lawyer currently acting for you. Are they able to advise? 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 ailment)

I have recentlybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Filton for a purchase of a leasehold flat 12 months ago. How can I check that the property is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?

The quickest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Filton conveyancing specialists.

I am looking at a couple of maisonettes in Filton both have approximately 50 years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Filton. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a period of time. As a lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. For this reason it is advisable to extend the lease term. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on such properties. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you seek professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

Filton Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Queries Prior to Purchasing

    It would be sensible to find out as much as you can concerning the company managing the building as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to daily issues such as the upkeep of the communal areas. Ask other tenants if they are happy with their management. Finally, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending that money. How much is the service charge and ground rent on the flat? Does the lease include onerous restrictions?

My mother and father are unable to locate their Filton property on the HM Land Registry website. They have a vague memory 50 years ago when they acquired the house there were complications with the address not being identified on some systems.

Almost all premises in Filton should appear. Have you limited your search to just the postcode. Ordinarily it should mention all the properties within the postcode. Where registered it will be there with a title number. Where they bought 48 years ago it's conceivable it may be unregistered. The address could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to find the original title deeds which may be with your parent’s mortgage company.

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