I own a freehold residence in Longfield but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Longfield and has limited impact for conveyancing in Longfield 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 generation of fresh rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.
I have been referred to a conveyancing solicitor in Longfield. I I would like to check if they are accepted on the Nottingham Building Society conveyancing panel. Could you advise?
The first thing to do is e-mail the solicitor and enquire whether they are on the lender panel. Alternatively you can get in touch with Nottingham Building Society who may be able to confirm.
I have recentlyfound out that Action Conveyancing have closed. They carried out my conveyancing in Longfield for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 9 months ago. How can I check that my home is registered correctly in the name of the previous owner?
The easiest method to check if the premises is in your name, you can make a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of Longfield conveyancing specialists.
Am I better off to use a Longfield conveyancing lawyer in close proximity to the house I am hoping to buy? I have an old university friend who can handle the legal work however they are based 200miles drive away.
The primary upside of using a high street Longfield conveyancing practice is that you can pop in to execute documents, present your ID and pester them where appropriate. Having local Longfield know how is a plus. However it's more important to get someone that will pull out all the stops for you. If you know people who used your friend and they were content that must surpass using an unknown Longfield conveyancing lawyer just because they are based in the area.
My estate agent has recommended their solicitor for our conveyancing in Longfield - won’t it be better to just use them?
This is not necessarily the case and you are at liberty to use whichever conveyancer of your choosing for your Longfield conveyancing. A property lawyer put forward by an estate agent may not always be the right property lawyer, they may put forward their own conveyancing firm who are based far away. In this instance you may not have contact with your conveyancer and due to the lack of continuity in the transaction, it may be difficult to obtain updates.