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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Great Barr

Do I have to visit the offices of the solicitor to execute the legal charge? If so, I will choose one who does conveyancing in Great Barr so that I can attend their offices when needed.

Whereas this was necessary ten years ago, almost all lenders no longer oblige their conveyancing panel lawyer to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to supply identification documents and there are still manifest advantages to choosing a locally based practitioner, in your case a conveyancing solicitor in Great Barr.

What does commercial conveyancing in Great Barr cover?

Great Barr conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of services, given by qualified solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the assignment of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Great Barr for my purchase. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's record with the profession’s regulator?

One may search for published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations arising from inquisitions started on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For information Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training requirements.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Great Barr which have about forty five years unexpired on the lease term. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

There are no two ways about it. A leasehold flat in Great Barr is a wasting asset as a result of the reducing lease term. The closer the lease gets to its expiry date, the more it adversely affects the salability of the property. For most purchasers and lenders, leases with under 75 years become less and less attractive. On a more positive note, leaseholders can extend their leases by serving a Section 42 Notice. One stipulation is that they must have owned the premises for two years (unlike a Section 13 notice for purchasing the freehold, when leaseholders can participate from day one of ownership). When successful, they will have the right to an extension of 90 years to the current term and ground rent is effectively reduced to zero. Before moving forward with a purchase of a property with a short lease term remaining you should talk to a solicitor specialising in lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement. We are are happy to put you in touch with Great Barr conveyancing experts who will explain the options available to you during an initial telephone conversation free of charge. More often than not it is possible to negotiate informally with the freeholder to extend the lease. They may agree to a smaller lump sum and an increase in the ground rent, but to shorter extension terms in return. You need to ensure that any new terms represent good long-term value compared with the standard benefits of the Section 42 Notice and that onerous clauses are not inserted into any redrafting of the lease.

I bought a split level flat in Great Barr, conveyancing having been completed August 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Great Barr with a long lease are worth £206,000. The ground rent is £45 yearly. The lease runs out on 21st October 2085

You have 66 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to span between £11,400 and £13,200 as well as legals.

The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be additional concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

I require the services of a mortgage company panel solicitor in Great Barr. Can you assist?

It is not clear why you need a Great Barr panel solicitor but in any event, if you can not find one on our search tool you will need to speak directly to the bank to find out which solicitors in Great Barr are on their panel . If you do find such a firm in Great Barr not listed please direct them to our site to list. At a fee of one pound per month it is not expensive to register on the site

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