We see that you have a post code search directory listing firms on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I instruct them for our own conveyancing in Melbourne?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Melbourne.
I know that there are debates on Chancel Insurance on online forums. Am I compelled to have this when purchasing a house in Melbourne? or I am told that there is a law dating back centuries that could mean that owners of property living in a parish church boundary will be compelled to contribute towards repairs to the chancel within the church. Is this applicable for conveyancing in Melbourne?
Unless a prior acquisition of the property took place after 12 October 2013 you may expect conveyancing practitioners conducting conveyancing in Melbourne to continue to propose a a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
I own a renovated Edwardian house in Melbourne. Conveyancing lawyer represented me and Aldermore. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are a couple of entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?
You need to review 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 owner 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 buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with mortgage companies. You can also question the situation with your conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a property I put an offer in two weeks back in what should have been a simple, no chain conveyancing. Melbourne is the location of the property. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Melbourne are not the norm but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Melbourne you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Melbourne may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold premises.
In my capacity as executor for the estate of my aunt I am selling a property in Neath but I am based in Melbourne. My conveyancer (who is 260 kilometers from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Melbourne who can witness and place their company stamp on the document?
Technically speaking you are unlikely to be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Normally any notary public or qualified solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are based in Melbourne