We note that you have a post code search directory listing solicitors on the Nationwide conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I appoint them for our conveyancing in Haslington?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nationwide conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Haslington.
What can a local search reveal concerning the property we're buying in Haslington?
Haslington conveyancing often commences with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations for instance PSG The local search plays a central part in most Haslington conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of thirteen subject headings.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Haslington I like with a park and station in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Haslington suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this.
My step-father has encouraged me to use his conveyancing solicitors in Haslington. Do I follow his guidance?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to find a conveyancing lawyer is to get recommendations from friends or relatives who have previously instructed the conveyancer that you are contemplating using.
Can you offer any advice when it comes to choosing a Haslington conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Haslington conveyancing firm) it is most important that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We suggest that you talk with two or three firms including non Haslington conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:
What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Haslington in the last 12 months?
Haslington Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying
The answer will be helpful as a) areas can result in problems for the building as the common areas may begin to deteriorate if maintenance remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have a dispute with the running of the building you will want to have all the details What prohibitions are contained in the Haslington Lease? Best to be warned whether fixing the lift or some other significant cost is pending to be shared amongst the tenants and will materially impact the level of the service fees or require a one off payment.