What is the most effective way to find the right lawyer to give a first class service for our conveyancing in Flintshire?
First ask your friends and family who they used in the past and if they were happy with the service.
Option 2 is to use a search tool on the web for conveyancing in Flintshire. Ring two or three listed and ask them to forward you their conveyancing quote and speak to the lawyer who will handle the legal process in advance ofmaking your choice.
Third is to use this site to assist you in finding the right solicitors taking into account your personal factors including location,timings, complexity and who the proposed lender is. Resist the temptation to opt for low cost conveyancing in Flintshire
Should our conveyancer be raising enquiries about flooding as part of the conveyancing in Flintshire.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers dealing with homes in Flintshire. There are those who buy a house in Flintshire, fully aware that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, where a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable building insurance, or dispose of the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.
Lawyers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a numerous searches that can be carried out by the buyer or on a buyer’s behalf which will give them a better understanding of the risks in Flintshire. The conventional set of information supplied to a buyer’s lawyer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) incorporates a standard inquiry of the vendor to find out whether the premises has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred which is not revealed by the seller, then a purchaser may commence a legal claim for losses resulting from an incorrect answer. A purchaser’s conveyancers will also carry out an environmental search. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, further investigations should be made.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Flintshire completed. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I have been sourcing a conveyancing lawyer in Flintshire for my sale. Is it possible to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?
Anyone can read documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
I've found a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it all the more appealing. I have since been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Flintshire. Conveyancing lawyers have are about to be instructed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Flintshire ?
The majority of houses in Flintshire are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local solicitor used to dealing with such properties who can help the conveyancing process. it is apparent that you are purchasing in Flintshire in which case you should be looking for a Flintshire conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want with the house. The lease comes with conditions for example obtaining the freeholder’sconsent to carry out alterations. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the maintenance of the estate where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor should report to you on the legal implications.
I bought a split level flat in Flintshire, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. How much will my lease extension cost? Similar properties in Flintshire with a long lease are worth £211,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £45 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2086
With 67 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £10,500 and £12,000 as well as legals.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered 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.