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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Lifton

We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Lifton endorsed using your search tool but stumbled across some other quotes via the web look less expensive – why is this?

You can find plenty of solicitors advertising supposedly £99 conveyancing, yet more often than not additionalcosts result in the final bill being escalated. In accordance with regulatory requirements charges set out in terms of engagement should be equitable invoiced The law firms that we put forward for conveyancing in Lifton genuinely set out all costs for the property you plan topurchase.

I am need of leasehold conveyancing for a flat in a relatively new development (five years old) in Lifton. The vast majority the properties are already disposed of. Do I need carry out the neighbourhood searches as part of conveyancing in Lifton?

Where you are obtaining a mortgage, your lender will need some (many) of the searches so you'll have no choice. If not, then Lifton conveyancing searches are for you to decide upon. No doubt your conveyancer, will ’encourage’, perhaps in the strongest possible terms, that you should not go ahead without searches, but he or she has a professional duty to do this. One thing to bear in mind; if you are likely to sell the house one day, it may be of interest to your future buyer what the searches contain. Sometimes houses with no practical issues can still throw up adverse search results. But if you demand that your lawyer to proceed without searches then your lawyer will have to follow your instructions or you may need to instruct a new lawyer for your conveyancing in Lifton.

My friend advised me that if I am buying in Lifton I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Lifton conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about Lifton 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 demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Lifton Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Lifton.

I have been sourcing a conveyancing solicitor in Lifton for my home move. Is there any facility to see a solicitor's complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone can search for presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) determinations resulting from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. To find records Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For non-uk callers, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator sometimes recorded telephone calls for training purposes.

I've found a house that seems to tick a lot of boxes, at a reasonable price which is making it more attractive. I have since been informed that the title is leasehold rather than freehold. I am assuming that there are particular concerns purchasing a house with a leasehold title in Lifton. Conveyancing solicitors have are about to be appointed. Will my lawyers set out the risks of buying a leasehold house in Lifton ?

The majority of houses in Lifton are freehold and not leasehold. In this scenario it’s worth having a local conveyancer who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Lifton so you should seriously consider shopping around for a Lifton conveyancing solicitor and be sure that they have experience in advising on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the unexpired lease term. As a tenant you will not be at liberty to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’sconsent to carry out changes to the property. You may also be required to pay a contribution towards the upkeep of the communal areas where the house is part of an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Lifton, conveyancing formalities finalised November 1997. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding properties in Lifton with a long lease are worth £222,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2092

With just 71 years left to run the likely cost is going to range between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

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