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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Goodrich

What is the first thing I need to know regarding purchase conveyancing in Goodrich?

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Goodrich or throughout Herefordshire is often a confrontational process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there is an abundance of room for friction between you and other parties involved in the transaction. For instance, the seller, property agent and even potentially the bank. Choosing a law firm for your conveyancing in Goodrich is a critical decision as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the process whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

We are witnessing a distinct creep of a "blame" culture- someone must be blamed for the process taking so long. We recommend that you must always trust your lawyer above all other parties in the conveyancing process.

I have Fifty Six years unexpired on my lease and need a lease extension for my flat in Goodrich. Conveyancing solicitors on the Bank of Ireland panel can deal with such extensions right?

Most leasehold conveyancing experts should be able to deal with a lease extension. if you are getting a mortgage then your lender may insist that the lease be extended before competition. Bank of Ireland have specific requirements as set out in the UK Finance Lenders’ Handbook in relation to minimum unexpired lease terms. As of 17/2/2019 the requirements read as follows :

Yes, subject to a minimum lease term of 85 years. The unexpired lease term must be at least the mortgage term plus 45 years. See also 5.14.9

We are planning to move property in April. Should my conveyancing solicitor liaise with the removal company on the day of completion. As an aside, can you put forward a removal company in Goodrich. Conveyancing solicitor was found prior to coming across your site.

On the afternoon of completion you can collect the keys from your property agent however this should only take place once the vendors solicitors advise the agent that the monies to complete are in and the keys can be released. Subsequently you should tell the removal company that you are ready to move in. As a matter of policy we do not recommend a specific removal organisation but can help you locate a residential property solicitor in Goodrich or a legal practice that specialises in conveyancing in Goodrich.

I recently had an offer agreed on an apartment in Goodrich. My mortgage broker pressured me to appoint their conveyancing practitioner. I paid an advanced payment of £175. A few days later, the solicitor called me to say that they were not on the Santander conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?

You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Santander panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.

I was told four weeks ago that my mortgage has been agreed to by TSB. Is it usual for TSB to only issue the offer once my solicitor in Goodrich is approved on their conveyancing panel? TSB have asked my solicitor to see a copy of their PI Insurance.

Mortgage companies tend not to not issue a mortgage until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for TSB to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the TSB conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.

It has been 3 months since my purchase conveyancing in Goodrich concluded. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £170,000. 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 asset 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.

Back In 2005, I bought a leasehold flat in Goodrich. Conveyancing and Norwich and Peterborough Building Society mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Goodrich who acted for me is not around. What should I do?

The first thing you should do is contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Goodrich conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

Goodrich Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Queries before Purchasing

    How many years remain on the lease? It would be prudent to discover as much as possible concerning the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are frequently in the clutches of the managing agents both financially and when it comes to every day matters such as the upkeep of the common parts. Ask other tenants what they think of them. Finally, find out the dates that you are obliged pay the maintenance charge to the relevant party and specifically how they are spending that money. What prohibitions exist in the Goodrich Lease?

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