My partner’s brother is a conveyancer. I suspect that I can be offered friends and family fee for conveyancing, but if not, what level of figure should I be paying for conveyancing in Flint?
It’s sensible to request 3 or more like-for-like conveyancing estimates. Make use of our comparison tool on this site. The prices do be different but service levels do are distinct between solicitors as is the case with the vast majority of professional services.
I purchased a freehold residence in Flint but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It’s unusual for properties in Flint and has limited impact for conveyancing in Flint 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 date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.
We are purchasing a 2 bedroom apartment in Flint with a mortgage from Lloyds TSB Bank.We use our Flint conveyancing solicitor but Lloyds TSB Bank informed us his firm is not on their "panel". we are left little option but to use a Lloyds TSB Bank panel firm or keep our high street solicitor and pay for a Lloyds TSB Bank panel lawyer to act for them. We feel as though this is unjust; Can we not simply insist that Lloyds TSB Bank use our lawyer?
No, not really. The loan offered to you is subject to its various provisions, a common one being that lawyers must be on the Lloyds TSB Bank approved list. Until recently, most lenders had large numbers of solicitors on their panels: a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your solicitors to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for Lloyds TSB Bank
The estate agent has sent us the confirmation of our purchase of a new build apartment in Flint. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.
Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build enquiries that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Flint
Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? There must be mutual enforceability of lessee’s covenants. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.
What do I do if I am dissatisfied with the property lawyer who handled our conveyancing in Flint?
We live in an imperfect world, and is is a fact of life that occasionally matters do not go as planned. That being said there is recourse if you were dissatisfied with your conveyancing in Flint. This varies from trying to resolve matters directly with them, through to reporting a property lawyer to their governing body. If you remain aggrieved you may consider enlisting the help of the Legal Ombudsman.