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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Kings Norton

In reviewing online forums for an online solicitor in Kings Norton, most advise that I must instruct a CQS assured solicitor. What is CQS?

Kings Norton Conveyancing Quality Scheme practices have achieved certification by the law Society CQS was established to establish evidence of quality standards in the home moving process. CQS helps consumers to identify solicitor firms who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Kings Norton is one of locations in England and Wales in which accredited firms are located. The conveyancing scheme obliges practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is available to solicitors and not licensed conveyancers and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

Do I need to take out insurance to address the risk of chancel repairs when purchasing a house in Kings Norton?

Unless a previous purchase of the premises completed after 12 October 2013 you could take it that solicitors carrying out conveyancing in Kings Norton to continue to advocate a chancel search and or chancel repair liability policy.

The deeds to my house are lost. The solicitors who did the conveyancing in Kings Norton 4 years ago no longer exist. Will I be able to sell the house?

Assuming the title is registered the details of your ownership will be documented by the Land Registry with a Title Number. It is easy to perform a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and order up to date copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. If the property is Leasehold then the Land Registry will also normally hold a file copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be retrieved for twenty pounds.

In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Newport but reside in Kings Norton. My conveyancer (who is 300 kilometers awayrequires that I sign a stat dec ahead of completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing lawyer in Kings Norton to attest this legal document for me?

strictly speaking you are not likely to need to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Kings Norton based

I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in Kings Norton. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.

Assuming the lease is registered - and most are in Kings Norton - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

Kings Norton Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - Examples of Questions you should ask Prior to buying

    Many Kings Norton leasehold flats will incur a service charge for the upkeep of the building levied on behalf of the freeholder. If you purchase the flat you will have to pay this contribution, normally in instalments throughout the year. This may vary from a few hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a ground rent for you to pay yearly, this is usually not a large sum, say about £25-£75 but you need to check it because occasionally it could be many hundreds of pounds. The answer will be helpful as a) areas could cause problems in the building as the communal areas may start to deteriorate where services are not paid for b) if the leaseholders have a dispute with the managing agents you will need to have all the details What is the name of the managing agents?

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