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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Flint

Last August we completed a house move in Flint. We have noticed several problems with the house which we consider were missed in the conveyancing searches. What action can we take? Can you clarify the type of searches that should have been ordered for conveyancing in Flint?

The query is vague as to the nature of the problems and if they are unique to conveyancing in Flint. Conveyancing searches and due diligence initiated as part of the buying process are carried out to help avoid problems. As part of the legal transfer of property, a seller completes a form known as a SPIF. If the information proves to be inaccurate, you may have a misrepresentation claim against the owner for any losses that you have suffered. The survey should have identified any problems with the structure of the property. Assuming a detailed survey was carried out and the issues were not identified, you may have a claim against the surveyor. However, if you did not have a full survey, you may be responsible for fixing any defects that have now been noted. We would always encourage buyers to take every possible step to ensure they are completely aware of the condition of a property before purchase regardless of whether they are buying in Flint.

Having invested time looking at consumer advice sites for a cheap solicitor in Flint, many say that I must instruct a CQS assured lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing processes through the scheme protocol It includes numerous organisations who execute conveyancing in Flint.

The deeds to our home are lost. The conveyancers who handled the conveyancing in Flint 4 years ago no longer exist. What do I do?

In today’s world there are duplicates made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will know precisely where to find all the appropriate documentation so you may purchase or sell your house without any difficulty. Where copies are not available, your solicitor may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities protecting you against possible claims on the premises.

Taking into account that I am about to part with hundreds of thousands of pounds on a house in Flint I would like to talk to a lawyer regarding thetransaction in advance of appointing the firm. Can this be arranged?

We could not agree more - it is our preference to talk to you we do not take any clients on without you liaising with the lawyer due to be conducting your conveyancing in Flint.There is no ‘factory style conveyancing’ - each client is an important person, not a matter number. The solicitors that we put you in touch with believe that the figure you are provided with for residential conveyancing in Flint should be the amount on the final invoice that you end up paying.

Having had my offer accepted I require leasehold conveyancing in Flint. Before I set the wheels in motion I require certainty as to the remaining lease term.

If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and 99.9% are in Flint - then the leasehold title will always include the basic details of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I invested in buying a 1 bedroom flat in Flint, conveyancing was carried out 4 years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar flats in Flint with a long lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease terminates on 21st October 2091

You have 72 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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