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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Par

We were about to instruct a conveyancing solicitor in Par recommended by you but stumbled across some other estimates via the web appear cheaper – how come?

One can find many firms of conveyancing organisations offering at first sight what seems to be cut price. We would encourage you to think long and hard as to how important this transaction is to you that you are willing to be penny wise pound foolish over the standard of the conveyancing. Many of them highlight a bargain fee to catch your eye but plant extra costs in the small print..

Me and my fiancee are purchasing our first home. The conveyancer has contact usto ask if we wish to purchase supplemental conveyancing searches. As novices we have no idea as to what's relevant for conveyancing in Par

The number and type of Par conveyancing searches depends primarily on the premises, the location, the likelihood of any of these risks, your knowledge of the area and risks, your overall appetite to risk. What is important is that you adequately appreciate what information each search could provide. Then you can make a decision if you consider that you need that information. If unclear, ask your conveyancing practitioner to explain.

I purchased a freehold residence in Par but nevertheless charged rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Par and has limited impact for conveyancing in Par but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the creation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be dispensed with completely.

Will my conveyancer be raising questions regarding flooding as part of the conveyancing in Par.

The risk of flooding is if increasing concern for lawyers specialising in conveyancing in Par. There are those who acquire a property in Par, fully expectant that at some time, it may be flooded. However, leaving to one side the physical destruction, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or dispose of the property. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the buyer.

Lawyers are not best placed to offer advice on flood risk, however there are a numerous checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Par. The standard information sent to a buyer’s conveyancer (where the Conveyancing Protocol is adopted) includes a usual question of the seller to determine if the property has ever been flooded. In the event that the premises has been flooded in past and is not notified by the vendor, then a purchaser could issue a compensation claim as a result of such an misleading reply. The purchaser’s conveyancers may also carry out an environmental report. This should higlight whether there is any known flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be initiated.

There are only Sixty One years remaining on my lease in Par. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is can not be found. What options are available to me?

On the basis that you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have done all that could be expected to find the landlord. For most situations a specialist should be useful to try and locate and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as evidence that the freeholder can not be located. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on devolving into the landlord’s absence and the vesting order request to the County Court covering Par.

I am the registered owner of a leasehold flat in Par, conveyancing formalities finalised April 2000. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Comparable properties in Par with a long lease are worth £185,000. The ground rent is £65 levied per year. The lease ends on 21st October 2082

You have 60 years unexpired the likely cost is going to range between £20,000 and £23,000 plus costs.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before getting professional advice.

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