How does conveyancing in Herefordshire differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Herefordshire approach us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the premises is completed. This is because house builders in Herefordshire tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct conveyancers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Herefordshire or who has acted in the same development.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my business property in Herefordshire and how can your lawyers assist?
The particular law that you refer to affords security of tenure to business tenants, granting the a statutory right to apply to court for a continuation of occupancy when the lease reaches an end. There are certain specified grounds where a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act for protection and help with commercial conveyancing in Herefordshire
I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Herefordshire for my home move. Is there any facility to see a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can find documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from inquisitions from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded telephone calls for training purposes.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Herefordshire conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Herefordshire conveyancing firm) it is imperative that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Herefordshire conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be of use:
What are the costs for lease extension conveyancing?
Herefordshire Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Queries Prior to Purchasing
What is the length of the lease? Who are the managing agents?
How and when do I pay the Stamp Duty Land Tax chargeable for my Herefordshire house purchase?
The majority of lawyers will complete a Land Transaction Return Form for you as part of your Herefordshire purchase transaction for you to sign. After completion your lawyer will submit your STL application to the Inland Revenue and - as long as they have the money - settle any land tax due on your behalf.