We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our own conveyancing in Grassendale?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Grassendale.
Should our solicitor be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Grassendale.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Grassendale. There are those who buy a house in Grassendale, fully aware that at some time, it may be flooded. However, aside from the physical destruction, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or dispose of the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.
Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or on a buyer’s behalf which can give them a better appreciation of the risks in Grassendale. The conventional set of property information forms given to a buyer’s solicitor (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a standard question of the vendor to determine whether the property has ever been flooded. In the event that flooding has previously occurred and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser may issue a claim for damages as a result of such an inaccurate reply. The purchaser’s lawyers should also conduct an environmental report. This should indicate if there is any known flood risk. If so, more detailed investigations should be conducted.
I need to find a conveyancing solicitor for residential conveyancing in Grassendale. I happened to stumble upon a web site which appears to be the ideal solution If there is a chance to get all this stuff done via email that would be ideal. Should I be concerned? What are the potential pitfalls?
As usual with these online conveyancers you need to read ALL the small print - did you notice the extra charge for dealing with the mortgage?
Back In 2000, I bought a leasehold house in Grassendale. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Grassendale who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
First make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to instruct a Grassendale conveyancing solicitor to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
Grassendale Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask before Purchasing
Does the lease include onerous restrictions? Many Grassendale leasehold apartments will be liable to pay a service charge for the upkeep of the building invoiced by the management company. If you buy the property you will have to pay this charge, normally quarterly during the year. This may differ from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for bigger purpose-built blocks. There will also be a ground rent to be met yearly, this is usually not a large figure, say approximately £50-£100 but you need to check as sometimes it can be surprisingly expensive.
If instructed can a conveyancer remove someone from the title of my home in Grassendale ?
Extracting or adding someone to the title of your house is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to appoint a lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you can proceed with a transfer of property. Contact us to book a free consultation with one a conveyancer