We see that you have a search directory listing firms on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel. Do firms pay you a commission if I instruct them for our conveyancing in Northwich?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Northwich.
Having spent time reviewing mumsnet.com for a recommended lawyer in Northwich, many comment that I should instruct a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised kitemark for legal experts in home ownership transfers, trusted by some of the UK's leading banks. In 2011-12 the Conveyancing Quality Scheme was officially recognised by the Legal Ombudsman. CQS is not a scheme offered by the Society for Licensed Conveyancers. Northwich is one of the numerous areas in England and Wales where there are Accredited solicitors.
I used Action Conveyancing several years past for my conveyancing in Northwich. Now, I need my files however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Northwich of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
I have been on the look out for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and found one close by in Northwich I like with amenity areas and transport links nearby, however it only has 51 remaining years left on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Northwich in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan that many years will likely be an issue. Discount the price by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.
I am attracted to a two maisonettes in Northwich which have in the region of forty five years unexpired on the leases. Will this present a problem?
There are plenty of short leases in Northwich. The lease is a right to use the property for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter the value of the lease reduces and results in it becoming more costly to extend the lease. For this reason it is generally wise to increase the term of the lease. More often than not it is difficulties arise selling premises with a short lease as mortgage companies less inclined to grant a loan on properties of this type. Lease enfranchisement can be a protracted process. We advise that you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this area.
I inherited a split level flat in Northwich, conveyancing was carried out 3 years ago. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Comparable flats in Northwich with an extended lease are worth £227,000. The ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease ends on 21st October 2091
You have 72 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £9,500 and £11,000 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in tribunal or court proceedings. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.