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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Melbourne

Why would one use a Melbourne conveyancing firm given that online conveyancers are more affordable?

By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Melbourne and you should seek a reasonable quote but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Melbourne conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can be the distinction between a seamless and a stressful house move. You need to ensure that you have expert guidance from an experienced solicitor. Emails can't replace a phone call and are no substitute for a one to one consultation. The firms that we work with will allocate you a qualified and experienced conveyancing solicitor that will deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of hand holding that you will never get with an web based conveyancer. Our lawyers will keep you updated as to any developments and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to contact the office you will be sure who you need to speak to and they will ensure you're not left wondering what's going on.

We note that you have a search directory listing solicitors on the Skipton conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Melbourne?

We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Skipton conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Melbourne.

What can a local search inform me concerning the house my wife and I buying in Melbourne?

Melbourne conveyancing often starts with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company for instance Xpress Legal The local search is essential in every Melbourne conveyancing purchase; as long as you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your property. The search should supply information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the premises (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 thirteen subject sections.

I purchased a 4 bedroom Victorian property in Melbourne. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Bank of Ireland. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and there are a couple of entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold with the matching address. Is it worth asking Bank of Ireland to clarify?

You need to read the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Melbourne and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also question the position with the conveyancing solicitor who conducted the work.

I am attracted to a two apartments in Melbourne both have about 50 years remaining on the leases. Should I regard a short lease as a deal breaker?

A lease is a right to use the premises for a period of time. As the lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease. For this reason it is advisable to extend the lease term. It is often difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage lenders may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease extension can be a protracted process. We recommend you seek professional assistance from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this field.

I bought a 1st floor flat in Melbourne, conveyancing formalities finalised August 1996. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent properties in Melbourne with a long lease are worth £222,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2093

With 71 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 plus professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously should 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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