My friend's uncle is a conveyancing practitioner. I suspect that I'll be able to get preferential pricing for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of figure would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Glossop?
You should compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this site. You will notice that quotes seem to vary but the service one can expect differ between property lawyers as is the case with most professions.
I need some quick conveyancing in Glossop as I am faced with an ultimatum to sign on the dotted line within one month. Thankfully I do not require a mortgage. Is it possible to avoid the conveyancing searches to save fees and time?
As you are are a mortgage free buyer you are at liberty not to do searches although no lawyer would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in Glossop the following are examples of what can crop up and adversely affect market value: Enforcement Notices, Overdue Charges, Overdue Grants, Railway Schemes,...
My wife and I own a terraced Georgian property in Glossop. Conveyancing solicitor acted for me and Skipton Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the exact same address. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Glossop and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Glossop ahead of instructing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the house. Our surveyor advised that some banks tend refuse to grant a mortgage on such a premises.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different requirements for example to Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to telephone us we can check with the appropriate mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Glossop. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Glossop to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
My husband and I may need to rent out our Glossop ground floor flat for a while due to a career opportunity. We instructed a Glossop conveyancing practice in 2003 but they have since shut and we did not think at the time get any guidance as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
Notwithstanding that your previous Glossop conveyancing solicitor is not available you can check your lease to check if it allows you to sublet the premises. The rule is that if the lease is silent, subletting is permitted. There may be a precondition that you must obtain permission from your landlord or other appropriate person prior to subletting. The net result is you not allowed to sublet in the absence of prior permission. Such consent is not allowed to be unreasonably refused ore delayed. If the lease prohibits you from letting out the property you should ask your landlord if they are willing to waive this restriction.
Glossop Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
Who is in charge of the block? You should want to discover as much as you can about the managing agents as they will affect your use and enjoyment of the property. Being a leasehold owner you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to day to day issues like the upkeep of the communal areas. Enquire of other people if they are happy with their management. Finally, investigate as to the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the managing agents and specifically how they are spending that money. How much is the ground rent and service charge?