Do I have to pop into the offices of the solicitor to execute the mortgage deed? If so, I will appoint a lawyer who conducts conveyancing in Houghton Regis so that I can attend their offices when needed.
Most approved lawyers for lenders carry out the vast majority of communications via Royal Mail, e-mail or over phone calls. This means that they can undertake the legal work for your home move no matter where you live in the country. That being said you should see if you have the option of attending the offices of your conveyancing lawyer if just in case this is required.
The deeds to our house are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Houghton Regis 10 years ago no longer exist. What are my next steps?
As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your proprietorship will be evidenced by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is possible to carry out a search at the Land Registry, find your property and get up to date copies of the Registered Entries for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally retain a file duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.
What does commercial conveyancing in Houghton Regis cover?
Non domestic conveyancing in Houghton Regis covers a wide range of guidance, offered by qualified solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Houghton Regis conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Houghton Regis conveyancing firm) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We advise that you talk with several firms including non Houghton Regis conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions could be useful:
What volume of lease extensions has the firm carried out in Houghton Regis in the last 12 months? If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?
Houghton Regis Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying
The answer will be helpful as a) areas can result in problems in the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if repairs are not paid for b) if the tenants have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to have full disclosure How many of the leaseholders are in arrears for their service charge payments? Does this lease have in excess of 80 years left?
I have today placed an offer on a leasehold flat in Houghton Regis and the estate agent that we are using suggested his conveyancing practitioner. He quoted £900 excluding VAT and disbursements. Does this sound reasonable?
You should not rely on one quote. One should obtain like-for-like quotes for your conveyancing in Houghton Regis. Then choose one that you trust and crucially, is on the approved panel of the bank that you are sourcing your mortgage from.