What is the best way to discover of the solicitor handling my conveyancing in Flintshire is on the mortgage lender’sapproved panel? I am looking to avoid the situation of having one lawyer for me and one for Barnsley Building Society thus spending £192.00 in another set of legal bill.
Feel free to make the most of the find a conveyancing panel solicitor tool on this site. Pick the lender and type ‘Flintshire’ or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Flintshire or near you.
What can a local search inform me regarding the house we're buying in Flintshire?
Flintshire conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search company for instance Onsearch The local search is essential in every Flintshire conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen topic sections.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up as part of conveyancing in Flintshire?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Flintshire. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Am I best advised to go with a Flintshire conveyancing solicitor who is local to the property I am purchasing? I have an old university friend who can conduct the legal work but they are based approximately 350miles away.
The primary upside of using a high street Flintshire conveyancing firm is that you can attend the office to sign documents, present your identification documents and apply pressure on them if necessary. Having local Flintshire know how is a plus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who instructed your friend and on the whole were impressed that must surpass using an unknown Flintshire conveyancing lawyer just because they are round the corner.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to finding a Flintshire conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Flintshire conveyancing practice) it is essential that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with several firms including non Flintshire conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be of use:
What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Flintshire in the last twenty four months?
I invested in buying a ground floor flat in Flintshire, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2001. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent flats in Flintshire with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease finishes on 21st October 2090
With just 72 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.