My property lawyer in Launceston has never been on on the Halifax Solicitor Panel. Is it possible for me to retain my prefered solicitor even though they are excluded from the Halifax panel of approved conveyancing solicitors?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Complete the purchase with your preferred Launceston lawyers but Halifax will need to instruct a lawyer on their panel. This will inevitably rack up the total legal charges and result in delays.
- Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, remembering to check they are Persuade your lawyer to use their best endeavours to join the Halifax conveyancing panel
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified as part of conveyancing in Launceston?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Launceston. 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…’
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and identified one near me in Launceston I like with open areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it's only got 61 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Launceston for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake acquiring a short lease?
If you need a mortgage that many years may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor about this.
My company is intending to take an assignment of a lease of an office on the high street. Can you recommend conveyancers offering competitive fees for non-domestic conveyancing in Launceston for under £2000?
We are happy to recommend firms who have an in-depth of experience of commercial conveyancing in Launceston, including the sale and purchase of businesses as well as simply premises. If you are looking to acquire or lease a shop, pub, restaurant, office, retail unit or a complete business we can put you in touch with the right lawyer. As for the charges these will vary based on the structure and nuances of the deal. Let us have your details or telephone us so that we may supply you with a detailed commercial conveyancing quote.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandfather I am disposing of a residence in Neath but reside in Launceston. My lawyer (approximately 300 miles awayrequires that I sign a stat dec before completion. Can you recommend a conveyancing solicitor in Launceston who can attest this legal document for me?
strictly speaking you are not likely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are located in Launceston