I am the registered owner of a freehold house in Hemel Hempstead but still invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Hemel Hempstead and has limited impact for conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be extinguished.
We're in Hemel Hempstead, FTBs purchasing with a mortgage (lender is Co-operative , and our lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel). How long should the conveyancing process take?
The fact that your lawyer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel is a help. It would almost certainly delay matters if they were not. However, no conveyancer should guarantee a timeframe for your conveyancing, due to third parties outside of your control such as delays caused by lenders,conveyancing search providers or by the other side’s solicitors. The time taken is often determined by the number of parties in a chain.
My wife and I have a terraced Georgian property in Hemel Hempstead. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Birmingham Midshires. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw a couple of entries: one for freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Hemel Hempstead and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.
I am a sole trader hoping to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering fixed fees for commercial conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead for under £2000?
We can recommend firms who have well rounded knowledge of commercial conveyancing in Hemel Hempstead, including the disposal and acquisition of businesses as well as simply property. Whether you are intending to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we can find you the right lawyer. Regarding the charges this will depend on the structure and nuances of the proposed transaction. Please provide us with your contact information or telephone us so that we may provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing calculation.
As co-executor for the estate of my father I am disposing of a residence in Cardiff but reside in Hemel Hempstead. My solicitor (based 235 miles from merequires that I execute a statutory declaration before completion. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Hemel Hempstead who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are Hemel Hempstead based