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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Fishponds

As a FTB what is the most important number one tip you can give me concerning purchase conveyancing in Fishponds?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Fishponds or throughout Bristol is often a confrontational experience. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is lots of room for confrontation between you and others involved in the home moving process. For instance, the vendor, estate agent and on occasion the mortgage company. Choosing a lawyer for your conveyancing in Fishponds is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the ONLY person in the transaction whose interest is to protect your best interests and to keep you safe.

Sometimes a potential adversary may attempt to sway you that it is in your interests to do things their way. For instance, the property agent may claim to be helping by suggesting your conveyancer is slow. Or your mortgage broker may tell you to do take action that is contrary to your conveyancers recommendation. You should always trust your lawyer above all other parties when it comes to the legal transfer of property.

I have recentlydiscovered that Action Conveyancing have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Fishponds for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is registered correctly in the name of the former proprietor?

The quickest way 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 Fishponds conveyancing specialists.

I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold element on a property I have offered on last month in what was supposed to be a simple, chain free conveyancing. Fishponds is the location of the property. Can you shed any light on this issue?

Flying freeholds in Fishponds are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Fishponds 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 Fishponds 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 have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Fishponds for my sale. Is it possible to review a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes monitor telephone calls for training purposes.

Due to sign contracts shortly on a studio apartment in Fishponds. Conveyancing solicitors assured me that they are sending me a report on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Fishponds should include some of the following:

    What you can do if a neighbour is in violation of a provision in their lease? if lease provides for a reserve account for major works? Advice as to the provision as set out in the lease to to contribute towards maintenance costs - in relation to the building, and the wider rights a lessee has How long the lease is. You should be advised as what happens when the lease expires, and aware of the importance of not letting the lease term falling below eighty years Repair and maintenance of the property
For details of the information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Fishponds please enquire of your conveyancer in ahead of your conveyancing in Fishponds.

I bought a studio flat in Fishponds, conveyancing formalities finalised November 2003. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Comparable properties in Fishponds with a long lease are worth £171,000. The ground rent is £50 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2100

You have 79 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first getting professional advice.

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