Can the conveyancing solicitors listed on your site conduct conveyancing in Meliden by way of an attended exchange?
There are a few conveyancing specialists who can conduct 24hr exchanges. You should contact us to get a fee calculation and details as to dates.
We are buying a 3 bedroom semi in Meliden. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will the conveyancing process include enquiries to see if these alterations were previously refused?
Your solicitor should check the deeds as conveyancing in Meliden will occasionally identify restrictions in the title deeds which prohibit categories of changes or require the permission of a 3rd party. Certain additions require local authority planning permissions and approval under the building regulations. Certain locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which frequently prevent or affect extensions. You should check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.
How can we tell if a Meliden conveyancing solicitor on the Virgin Money panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Meliden obtaining recommendations is a good starting point. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
After much negotiation I have agreed a price on a house in Meliden. My mortgage broker recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £150. Not long after, the conveyancer contacted me to say that they were not on the Bank of Ireland conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Bank of Ireland panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
The deeds to our house are lost. The solicitors who dealt with the conveyancing in Meliden 10 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
Gone are the days when you need to hold title official documentation to prove you own the land or property, as the Land Registry have everything they need in a digital format.
My husband and I are new on the property ladder - agreed a price, but the agent informed us that the vendor will only proceed if we appoint their chosen conveyancers as they are insisting on a ‘quick sale’. My instinct tells me that we should use a family conveyancer used to conveyancing in Meliden
We suspect that the seller is unaware of this ultimatum. If they require ‘a quick sale', taking such a hostile approach to a motivated buyer is likely to cause more damage than good. Speak to the owners direct and make the point that (a)you are keen to buy (b)you are ready to progress, with mortgage lined up © you are unencumbered (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to appoint your preferred Meliden conveyancing lawyers - as opposed tothe ones that will earn their estate agent a commission or meet his conveyancing targets set by corporate headquarters.
I've recently bought a leasehold house in Meliden. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to my ownership?
In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I acquired a garden flat in Meliden, conveyancing having been completed in 2007. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar flats in Meliden with over 90 years remaining are worth £190,000. The ground rent is £65 invoiced annually. The lease finishes on 21st October 2080
With just 61 years left to run we estimate the premium for your lease extension to range between £19,000 and £22,000 plus costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.