I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our home in Goodwick and according to the buyers it appears that there is a possibility that the property was built land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the buyers used a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Goodwick. Having lived in Goodwick for six years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to obtain confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You must enquire of your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
I have todaybecome aware that Arc property Solicitors have closed. They conducted my conveyancing in Goodwick for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 10 months ago. How can I be sure that the property is not still registered in the name of the former proprietor?
The quickest method to see if the property is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Goodwick conveyancing specialists.
Am I better off to go with a Goodwick conveyancing lawyer based in the vicinity that I am buying? I have an old university friend who can perform the conveyancing but her office is 200kilometers away.
The primary upside of using a local Goodwick conveyancing firm is that you can visit the firm to sign paperwork, deliver your identification documents and pester them where appropriate. Having local Goodwick know how is a bonus. That being said nothing is more important than finding someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and the majority were happy that must trump using an unknown Goodwick conveyancing solicitor solely due to them being round the corner.
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Goodwick. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1993. The conveyancing solicitor in Goodwick who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Goodwick conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I am the registered owner of a ground floor flat in Goodwick, conveyancing formalities finalised February 2004. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Similar properties in Goodwick with over 90 years remaining are worth £181,000. The ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2068
With only 50 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
I am buying a maisonette mortgage free. I have provided solicitor with 2 separate evidence of photo ID, bank statement, multiple utility bills. Now he wants a copy from a probate lawyer acknowledging that the funds are legitimate and that it has come from inheritance and not dealing E's in Ibiza.
For some years now requires conveyancing solicitors as well as banks, building societies and other financial institutes to obtain satisfactory evidence of the identity of the client. This is because solicitors who deal with money and property on behalf of their clients can be used by criminals wishing to launder money. In order to comply with the law of money laundering, your Goodwick conveyancing lawyer will need to obtain evidence of your identity as as well as make sure that your funds are legitimate.