My partner and I are buying our first house. Our conveyancing practitioner has messagedto see if we want to purchase additional conveyancing searches. Unfortunately we in the dark as to what's recommended for conveyancing in Hawkshead
The scope of Hawkshead conveyancing searches should be dictated entirely on the property, the location, the probability of any of these risks, your knowledge of the locality and risks, your overall approach to risk. What matters is that you adequately comprehend what information each search could provide. You may then make a decision if you consider that you need that information. Should you be unsure, ask the lawyer to offer guidance.
The deeds to our house are lost. The conveyancers who did the conveyancing in Hawkshead 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?
Assuming you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be documented by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is possible to conduct a search at the Land Registry, identify your house and order up to date copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually hold a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.
We are 18 days into a freehold purchase having been referred to conveyancers by the selling agent to handle our conveyancing in Hawkshead. I am am very frustrated with the quality of service. Could you you assist me in finding new conveyancers?
A lawyer would need to be really poor in order to consider diss instructing them. Has the loan offer been issued? In the event that it has you must make them aware of the new solicitor and ensure the mortgage documents are re-sent. Your new solicitor ideally should be on the lenders approved list to avoid added fees and delays. That should be your first question of the new solicitors. Our search tool can help you find a bank approved conveyancer for your home move in Hawkshead
My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Hawkshead. Conveyancing and Nationwide Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Hawkshead who acted for me is not around. Any advice?
First contact HMLR to be sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Hawkshead conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for less than a fiver. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I own a garden flat in Hawkshead, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in Hawkshead with over 90 years remaining are worth £170,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2099
With just 79 years remaining on your lease we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £7,600 and £8,800 as well as professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
I am hoping to put an offer on a small detached house that seems to meet my requirements, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are issues purchasing a leasehold house in Hawkshead. Conveyancing advisers have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
The majority of houses in Hawkshead are freehold and not leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local conveyancer used to dealing with such properties who can assist with the conveyancing process. We note that you are purchasing in Hawkshead in which case you should be looking for a Hawkshead conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they are used to dealing with leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. Being a tenant you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease comes with conditions such as obtaining the landlord’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the house is located on an estate. Your lawyer will appraise you on the various issues.