Recently been in touch with my conveyancing lawyer in Hartlepool who conducted the legals 18 months ago and wanted a conveyancing estimate based on an identical type of house sale & purchase (a leasehold premises and a freehold property) of almost identical values with a mortgage from HSBC Bank. It looks as though am now being charged double. Am I right to be tempted to shop around for an alternative property lawyer?
The quote is fractionally on the expensive side. If you shop around you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £100 plus VAT. That being said, providing that you were satisfied with the conveyancing the firm gave you mightlive to rue choosing an a cheaper solicitor. Remember to check the solicitor can also act for HSBC Bank. You can employ our search tool to locate a Hartlepool conveyancing firm on the HSBC Bank member panel, which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Hartlepool.
We are soon to complete buying a property in Hartlepool but as a result of damage from some water damage at the property I have was able negotiate compensation from the owner of £3k taking the form of a deduction in the price. I had intended this to be dealt with as part of amending the contract yet Nationwide are not allowing this. Should they have been involved?
The property lawyer being on the Nationwide approved list is obliged to advise Nationwide of any variations to the sale price. If you were to refuse your lawyer to report the price change to Nationwide then they would have to discontinue acting for you. In addition, Nationwide and you would have to appoint a new property lawyer for your conveyancing in Hartlepool.
I have justfound out that Action Conveyancing have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Hartlepool for a purchase of a freehold house 12 months ago. How can I be sure that my home is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Hartlepool conveyancing specialists.
I am looking for a flat up to £235,500 and found one round the corner in Hartlepool I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, the downside is that it's only got 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Hartlepool for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you need a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this matter.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 affect my business property in Hartlepool and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to affords a safeguard to commercial tenants, granting the legal entitlement to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease comes to an end. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refuse a lease renewal and the rules are complex. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and assist with commercial conveyancing in Hartlepool