I have justfound out that Stirling Law have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in Hermitage for a purchase of a freehold house 18 months ago. How can I check that the property is in my name in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to see if the premises is registered to you, you can make 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 Hermitage conveyancing specialists.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Hermitage prior to appointing lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold element to the property. The surveyor advised that some mortgage companies will refuse to grant a loan on this type of house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Santander has different requirements from Halifax. If you contact us we can check via the relevant lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Hermitage. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Hermitage especially if they are accustomed to such properties in Hermitage.
I was advised by a few property agents in Hermitage to get a quote from a property lawyer using your seach tool. What’s the financial advantage for Estate Agents to recommend your services over and above a competitor’s?
We refuse to offer any financial incentive for pointing buyers and sellers in our direction. We thought it would be too underhand to pay a commission as members of the public would think, ‘How come the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
Harry (my fiance) and I may need to sub-let our Hermitage 1st floor flat for a while due to taking a sabbatical. We instructed a Hermitage conveyancing firm in 2002 but they have closed and we did not have the foresight to seek any advice as to whether the lease allows us to sublet. How do we find out?
A lease dictates the relationship between the freeholder and you the leaseholder; in particular, it will indicate if subletting is banned, or permitted but only subject to certain caveats. The rule is that if the lease contains no expres ban or restriction, subletting is allowed. The majority of leases in Hermitage do not prevent an absolute prevention of subletting – such a clause would adversely affect the market value the property. Instead, there is usually a basic requirement that the owner notifies the freeholder, possibly sending a duplicate of the tenancy agreement.
Hermitage Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
How is the lease structured? What is the name of the managing agents?
My mother purchased her house in Hermitage eight years ago. She has been married, widowed and has recently remarried. She now wants to the sell the Hermitage property. I think she will just be requested to provide a copy of the marriage certificates to the solicitor but she is worried it could hold up the conveyancing. Is it worth updating the land title documents for the house?
The is no need to update the register as long as you have the proof required to demonstrate how the change of name occurred.
The buyer’s solicitor should examine the registered information and request evidence by way of proof of the change of name for instance marriage documentation.