Why would I instruct a Motspur Park conveyancing company when national conveyancers are so much cheaper?
By all means make sure that you contrast conveyancing costs in Motspur Park and you should seek a competitive estimate but don’t be focused with searching for the lowest priced Motspur Park conveyancer. Finding the right conveyancer can mark the distinction between a seamless and a distressing home move. You need to ensure that you have expert advice from a specialist conveyancer. An e-mail can never take the place of a phone conversation and can never replicate a face to face consultation. Our partner firms will appoint you a qualified and trusted conveyancing solicitor who can deal with your conveyancing from from the outset to completion, giving the sort of personalised service that you will never get with an online conveyancer. He or She will keep you updated on headway and keep you informed. Should it ever be necessary to call the firm you will be sure who you need to speak to and we'll ensure you are kept fully informed.
My wife and I are refinancing our maisonette in Motspur Park with Barclays. We have a son 19 who lives at home. Our solicitor has asked us to disclose anyone over the age of 17 other than ourselves who reside at the property. Our lawyer has now e-mailed a document for our son to sign, giving up any rights in the event that the flat is repossessed. I have two concerns (1) Is this form unique to the Barclays conveyancing panel as he never had to sign this form when we remortgaged 4 years ago (2) In signing this form is our son in any way compromising his right to inherit the property?
On the face of it your lawyer has done nothing wrong as it is established procedure for any occupier who is aged 17 or over to sign the necessary Consent Form, which is purely to state that any rights he has in the property are postponed and secondary to Barclays. This is solely used to protect Barclays if the property were re-possessed so that in such circumstances, your son would be legally obliged to leave. It does not impact your son’s right to inherit the apartment. Please note that if your son were to inherit and the mortgage in favour of Barclays had not been discharged, he would be liable to take over the loan or pay it off, but other than that, there is nothing stopping him from keeping the property in accordance with your will or the rules of intestacy.
We note that you have a search directory identifying law firms on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Motspur Park?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Motspur Park.
I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agent office in Motspur Park where we have experienced a number of leasehold sales put at risk due to leases having less than 80 years remaining. I have been given contradictory information from local Motspur Park conveyancing firms. Please can you clarify whether the vendor 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 sit tight for 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment has to be done prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder 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 purchaser.
Following months of negotiations we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Motspur Park. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
You certainly can. We can put you in touch with a Motspur Park conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Motspur Park premises is 33 The Maisonettes Alberta Avenue in June 2014. the Tribunal decided that the premium payable for the grant of a new lease be the sum of £20,680 (Twenty Thousand six hundred and eighty pounds). This case related to 1 flat. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 60.43 years.
I cannot get to my Motspur Park conveyancing solicitors office to sign documents for conveyancing in Motspur Park – will this be problematic?
You need not be concerned. Motspur Park conveyancing lawyers can conduct home moves for clients from a distance. It is not necessary for you to be able to attend a Motspur Park conveyancers office. They can handle everything via phone, post and email - whatever works for you.