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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Marston Moretaine

Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Marston Moretaine even if I’m not buying or disposing of a house, for example if I want to buy a shop in Marston Moretaine with a mortgage from Britannia?

The service is mainly utilised to select domestic conveyancing solicitors in Marston Moretaine but we have listed towards the bottom of this page a few Marston Moretaine commercial conveyancing firms. You should enquire with the firm directly to see if they are also authorised to represent Britannia

After looking at consumer advice sites for a conveyancing lawyer in Marston Moretaine, most advise that I should look for a CQS accredited lawyer. What is CQS?

Marston Moretaine Conveyancing Quality Scheme law firms have been granted accreditation under the Law Society's Scheme (CQS) CQS was brought about to promote high standards in the in the legal transfer of properties. CQS helps consumers to recognise practices who provide a quality residential conveyancing. Marston Moretaine is one of locations in England and Wales in which CQS are located. The scheme obliges law firms to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self-certification, random audits and yearly assessments in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Association of British Insurers.

I used Action Conveyancing a few years ago for my conveyancing in Marston Moretaine. Now, I need the documents but cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?

You should call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Marston Moretaine of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

I work for a busy estate agency in Marston Moretaine where we see a few flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received conflicting advice from local Marston Moretaine conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the owner of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?

Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer can avoid having to wait 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done before, or at the same time as completion of the sale.

Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.

Marston Moretaine Leasehold Conveyancing - Sample of Questions you should consider before buying

    Plenty Marston Moretaine leasehold properties will be liable to pay a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced by the management company. Should you purchase the property you will have to meet this contribution, usually quarterly accross the year. This can vary from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large communal areas. In all probability there will be a rentcharge for you to pay annual, this is usually not a large amount, say approximately £50-£100 but you should to enquire as on occasion it can be prohibitively expensive. This question is helpful as a) areas could result in problems in the block as the communal areas may start to deteriorate if services remain unpaid b) if the leasehold owners have an issue with the managing agents you will wish to have full disclosure What is the service charge and ground rent on the property?

Been searching for a property lawyer for freehold sale conveyancing in Marston Moretaine. I'm selling, simple no mortgage to discharge, no rush, currently vacant. Had an estimate from a conveyancer for nine hundred pounds including VAT which is a little high considering its so straightforward. Can I pay less for conveyancing in Marston Moretaine?

Given that it’s a sale only, £500 + VAT would be about the best for a Marston Moretaine solicitor firm.

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