I was recommended to a conveyancer who has given a fee estimate £1700 for fixed fee conveyancing in Hampton. I am selling a modern house for £300,000. Are these estimated fees excessive? Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in Hampton?
The costs illustration is fractionally on the steep side. If you shop around you might decrease the fees slightly by say £125. On the other hand, you couldcome to rue choosing an an untested lawyer. Remember to enquire that the conveyancer can represent your mortgage company. Do utilise our search tool to choose a Hampton conveyancing company on the banks member panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hampton.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in Hampton. I now require my papers but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Hampton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
What does commercial conveyancing in Hampton cover?
Commercial conveyancing in Hampton covers a broad range of advice, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies 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 leases.
Back In 2000, I bought a leasehold flat in Hampton. Conveyancing and Bank of Scotland mortgage are in place. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1992. The conveyancing solicitor in Hampton who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?
First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is indeed the new freeholder. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Hampton conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
I am the proprietor of a two-bedroom flat in Hampton. Given that I can not reach agreement with the landlord, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the sum due for the purchase of the freehold?
in cases where there is a absentee landlord or if there is dispute about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the LVT to make a decision on the price.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hampton residence is 147 Redford Close in June 2012. The Tribunal determined the lease extension premium to be at £4,200 This case affected 1 flat. The unexpired term was 82.93 years.
We are planning to purchase a 2 room maisonettein Hampton with a residential mortgage from a bank. We like our lawyer in Hampton yet our mortgage company advise she’s not on their "panel". It seems we have little choice but to instruct one of the our lender panel firms or stay with our Hampton conveyancer and incur the extra costs for one of their panel ones to represent them. This seems very unfair; Can we not simply insist that our mortgage company use our Hampton lawyer?
Unfortunately,no. The bank home loan offered to you is subject to conditions, one of which will be that solicitors will on the mortgage company's conveyancing panel. in the past, most lenders had open panels, including most conveyancing solicitors in Hampton : a borrower could choose one for themselves, as long as it was on the lender's panel. The lender would then simply instruct the borrower's lawyers to act for the lender, too. You can use your lender's panel lawyers or you could borrow from another lender which does not restrict your choice. Another option that might be available is for your lawyer to apply to be on the conveyancing panel for your mortgage company.