Are the BSA planning on creating a search tool with a view to list practices on the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society conveyancing panel for example in Hampton Hill?
We would not expect to be advised of any intention on the part of the BSA to develop such a register.
My wife and I are spending time viewing apartments in Hampton Hill and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a conveyancing practitioner in place at this point? I will be getting a mortgage with Yorkshire BS.
It would be advisable to start your search sooner rather than later. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their details on to the EA. As you are seeking a mortgage with Yorkshire BS, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
Intending to buy a maisonette in Hampton Hill. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Hampton Hill property lawyer is on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel.
I have finally had an offer on a flat in Hampton Hill agreed to, the sellers do however have an associated purchase. The sellers have offered on somewhere, but it’s not been accepted yet, and are looking at other properties booked. I have instructed a nearby conveyancing solicitor in Hampton Hill. What should be my next step? At what point do I apply for the mortgage with Skipton?
It is normal to have anxieties where there is a chain as you are unlikely to want to incur costs prematurely (home loan application is approx £1k, then survey, Hampton Hill conveyancing search costs, etc). First, you should check that your property lawyer is on the Skipton conveyancing panel. As to the next stages this very much dictated by the uniqueness of your case, motivation for the property and on the state of the market. In a rising market many purchasers would apply for the mortgage with Skipton and arrange for the valuation and only if it was satisfactory would they request their conveyancing practitioner to press on with the conveyancing in Hampton Hill.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Hampton Hill. Now, I need my documents but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracing 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 Hill of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business offices in Hampton Hill and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to provides a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to apply to court for a new lease and remain in occupation at the end of the lease term. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing solicitors who use the act to your advantage and assist with commercial conveyancing in Hampton Hill
Can you offer any advice when it comes to appointing a Hampton Hill conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
If you are instructing a conveyancer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Hampton Hill conveyancing practice) it is essential that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Hampton Hill conveyancing practices prior to 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 practice with lease extension legislation? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?
I inherited a two-bedroom flat in Hampton Hill. Given that I can not reach agreement with the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the premium payable for the purchase of the freehold?
if there is a missing landlord or if there is disagreement 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 sum to be paid.
An example of a Lease Extension case for a Hampton Hill premises is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.45 years.