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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northfleet

I am purchasing a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Northfleet who is on the Accord Mortgages Ltd approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a solicitor?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Accord Mortgages Ltd in certain locations such as Northfleet. We dont recommend any particular firm.

I'm the sole recipient of my late mum's estate and I have everything in my name now, including the house in Northfleet. The Northfleet property was put into my name in March. I want to move. I do know about the CML six month 'rule', which means that my proprietorship could be treated the same way as if I'd bought the property in March. Will no one buy the property for half a year?

The CML handbook requires conveyancers to: "report to us immediately if the owner or registered proprietor has been registered for less than six months." Technically you might be affected by that. many mortgage companies would take a pragmatic view as this clause is chiefly there to identify subsales or the wholesaling and assigning of property.

We expect to receive a AIP from Principality this week so we can work out what to offer on a property we like as otherwise we are dependent on web based calculators (which aren't taking into account credit checks etc). Do Principality recommend any Northfleet solicitors on the Principality conveyancing panel, or is it better to find our own lawyer?

You will need to appoint Northfleet solicitors independently although you'll need to choose one on the Principality conveyancing panel. The solicitor represents both you and Principality through the process.

I have paid off my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Northfleet property lawyer on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.

If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:

  1. but are not moving to another property
  2. where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
  3. Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
The Land Registry will send you a letter confirming that your Nationwide mortgage has been paid off.

What does commercial conveyancing in Northfleet cover?

Northfleet conveyancing for business premises incorporates a wide range of services, offered by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more commonly, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of tenancies.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Northfleet for my home move. Is there any facility to review a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

Anyone may search for documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA sometimes recorded telephone calls for training requirements.

I am looking at a couple of apartments in Northfleet which have about fifty years unexpired on the lease term. Will this present a problem?

There are plenty of short leases in Northfleet. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As the lease shortens the value of the lease deteriorates and it becomes more costly to extend the lease. This is why it is advisable to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies may be reluctant to lend money on such properties. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you get professional help from a conveyancer and surveyor with experience in this arena.

I purchased a basement flat in Northfleet, conveyancing having been completed 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Northfleet with over 90 years remaining are worth £211,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2087

With just 68 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to be between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as legals.

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 the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. Do not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

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