We note that you have a search directory listing firms on the Aldermore conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our own conveyancing in Great Barr?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Aldermore conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Great Barr.
My grandmother passed away six months ago and as sole heir and executor I was left the house in Great Barr. The house had a relatively small loan left on it of around £5k. I want to have the title changed into my name whilst I re-mortgage to Leeds Building Society, pay off the mortgage. Is this allowed?
If you plan to refinance then Leeds Building Society will require that you use a conveyancer on the Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel. Here is link to the Land Registry online guidance around what to do when a property owner dies. This will help you to understand the registration process behind changing the details re the registered title. in your case it would appear that you are effectively purchasing the property from the estate. Your Leeds Building Society conveyancing panel solicitor pays the new mortgage money into the estate, the estate pays off the old mortgage, the charge is released and you become the owner and the Leeds Building Society mortgage is registered as a charge at the Land Registry.
I opted to have a survey carried out on a property in Great Barr before retaining lawyers. I have been told that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor has said that some banks tend refuse to issue a mortgage on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Bank of Scotland has different instructions from Halifax. Should you wish to call us we can check with the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Great Barr. Conveyancing may be slightly more expensive based on your lender's requirements.
My business partner and I are planning to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend solicitors offering no-move-no charges for commercial conveyancing in Great Barr for under 2k?
We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Great Barr, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail premises or a complete business we will find you the right solicitor. Regarding the fees this will depend on the structure and nuances of the deal. Let us have your contact information or phone us so that we may furnish you with comprehensive commercial conveyancing calculation.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Great Barr conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Great Barr conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We recommend that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Great Barr conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions might be of use:
How familiar is the firm with lease extension legislation?
Great Barr Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Sample of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
The answer will be important as a) areas may result in problems for the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the managing agents you will want to know about it What is the service charge and ground rent on the flat? Please note that where the lease has less than eighty years it will have adverse implications on the salability of the flat. Check with your mortgage company that they are happy with the length of the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out what this would cost. For most Great Barrlease extensions you will need to own the residence for two years in order to be entitled to extend the lease.