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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Hurworth

My relative suggested that where I am buying in Hurworth I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard Hurworth conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about Hurworth around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Hurworth Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Hurworth.

Just bought a semi-detached house in Hurworth , What is the estimated time for the Land Registry to record the transfer to my name? My Hurworth conveyancing solicitor works at snail pace, so I want to check that my name is recorded.

As far as conveyancing in Hurworth is concerned, registration is no faster or slower than the rest of England and Wales. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can adjust subject to the party submitting the application, whether there are errors and if the Land registry have to notify any 3rd persons or bodies. As of today roughly three quarters of submission are completed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to extensive delays. Historically registration occurs after the buyer is living at the premises so registration formalities is not always top priority but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your lawyers should speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.

My company is wishing to lease a unit on a shopping parade. Can you recommend lawyers offering fixed charges for non-domestic conveyancing in Hurworth for under £2000?

We are happy to recommend firms who host a wealth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Hurworth, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply property. If you are hoping to buy or dispose of a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a whole business we will put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the fees these will vary based on the structure and heads of terms of the deal. Please provide us with your details or call us so that we can provide you with a fixed commercial conveyancing quote.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold house in Hurworth. Conveyancing and Godiva Mortgages Ltd mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1996. The conveyancing practitioner in Hurworth who previously acted has now retired. Do I pay?

First contact the Land Registry to make sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Hurworth conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. Rest assured that regardless, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I inherited a studio flat in Hurworth, conveyancing was carried out in 2007. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent properties in Hurworth with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2102

With 79 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more comprehensive investigations. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

Why do I have to send my conveyancer with a list of items of ID before I can proceed with my conveyancing in Hurworth?

Hurworth lawyers are duty bound by the Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, HM Land Registry and current Money Laundering Regulations to certify that the have verified the identity of their clients. It will also be a condition of your bank if you are taking a mortgage. Furthermore they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to SDLT and need to have details such as your full names, national insurance number and date of birth.

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