I purchased a freehold residence in Highworth but still pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Highworth and has limited impact for conveyancing in Highworth 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 many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new 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 post 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.
I am looking to buy a flat and need a conveyancing solicitor in Highworth who is on the Birmingham Midshires solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Birmingham Midshires in certain locations such as Highworth. We dont recommend any particular firm.
Various online forums that I have come across warn that are the number one cause of obstruction in Highworth conveyancing transactions. Is that correct?
The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) has noted the conclusions of research by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not feature within the top 10 causes of delays during the legal transfer of property. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any delay in conveyancing in Highworth.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Highworth?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Highworth. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
My step-father has suggested that I use his conveyancing solicitors in Highworth. Do I take his recommendation?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Highworth conveyancing lawyer the best way to select a conveyancing practitioner is to seek recommendations from friends or relatives who have actually experience in using the conveyancer you're considering.