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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Northumberland

After looking at online forums for an affordable lawyer in Northumberland, many say that I must use a CQS assured lawyer. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a kitemark for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures through the scheme protocol the standard covers many organisations who handle conveyancing in Northumberland.

I am looking for a flat up to £305k and found one close by in Northumberland I like with a park and station in the vicinity, however it's only got 61 years on the lease. There is not much else in Northumberland for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be a potential deal breaker. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this matter.

Is it possible to transfer to a new solicitor as I need to instruct a firm on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Northumberland round the corner but he is not approved by Bank of Scotland

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Northumberland on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the solicitors that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Northumberland. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare fees for conveyancing solicitors in Northumberland and throughout England and Wales.

I need to instruct a conveyancing practitioner in Northumberland for my sale. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?

You can review presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations commenced on or after Jan 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's record, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator could monitor call for training purposes.

I have just appointed agents to market my basement flat in Northumberland. Conveyancing lawyers have not yet been instructed, but I have just received a half-yearly maintenance charge demand – Do I pay up?

Your conveyancing lawyer is likely to suggest that you should clear the invoice as normal given that all ground rent and maintenance invoices should be apportioned as part of the financial calculations for completion monies, so you will be reimbursed by the purchaser for the period running from after the completion date to the next payment date. Most management companies will not acknowledge the buyer until the service charges have been paid and are up to date, so it is important for both buyer and seller for the seller to show that they are up to date. This will smooth the conveyancing process.

I purchased a garden flat in Northumberland, conveyancing having been completed in 2006. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Northumberland with over 90 years remaining are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 yearly. The lease terminates on 21st October 2085

With only 61 years remaining on your lease the likely cost is going to be between £18,100 and £20,800 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 supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

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