I own a freehold house in Lickey End but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Lickey End and has limited impact for conveyancing in Lickey End 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 have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.
What can a local search reveal concerning the property my wife and I purchasing in Lickey End?
Lickey End conveyancing often commences with the ordering local authority searches directly from your local Authority or through a personal search organisations for example Onsearch The local search is essential in every Lickey End conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search will supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 topic sections.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly identified during conveyancing in Lickey End?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Lickey End. 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…’
Do I need to be suspicious about estate agents that I am dealing with are encouraging me to use an internet conveyancing firm as opposed to a High Street Lickey End conveyancing company?
As with many professional services, often input from connections can be very helpful. Nevertheless there are many people with a keen interest in a conveyancing matter; estate agents, mortgage brokers and banks may put forward solicitors to instruct. On occasion these conveyancers might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but sometimes there exists a commercial relationship behind the recommendation. You are free to select your own lawyer. Don't forget that the majority of lenders operate an approved list of solicitors you have to use for the lender aspect of your house move.
In my capacity as executor for the will of my uncle I am disposing of a house in Swansea but reside in Lickey End. My conveyancer (approximately 235 miles from meneeds me to execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing lawyer in Lickey End who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will be fine regardless of whether they are Lickey End based