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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Pontprennau

I own a freehold house in Pontprennau yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Pontprennau and has limited impact for conveyancing in Pontprennau 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 establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a lump sum payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence post 2037 will be extinguished.

I am downsizing from our home in Pontprennau and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a possibility that the property was built on contaminated land. Any high street Pontprennau conveyancer would know that there is no such problem. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a nationwide conveyancing outfit rather than a conveyancing solicitor in Pontprennau. We have lived in Pontprennau for 4 years we know of no issue. Do we get in touch with our local Authority to seek clarification need.

It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You must check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out life insurance to cover that same sickness)

My wife and I have a terraced Victorian property in Pontprennau. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and I saw two entries: the first freehold, another for leasehold with the exact same address. I thought I was buying a freehold how can I check?

You should assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered owner of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Pontprennau and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also question the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the work.

In surfing the world wide web for the phrase cheap conveyancing in Pontprennau it brings up many solicitorsin the vicinity. How do I determine which is the suitable conveyancer for the sale of my house?

The best method of seeking a suitable conveyancer is via trusted referral, so enquire of colleagues and relatives who have purchased a property in Pontprennau or the respected estate agent or mortgage broker. Charges for conveyancing in Pontprennau vary, so it's a good idea to request a minimum of three quotes from varying types of companies. Dont forget to clarify that the charges are assured not to to be inflated.

Do I cancel the direct debit for my mortgage with Yorkshire BS once a completion date for my home sale in Pontprennau has been agreed?

You are best advised to maintain paying any mortgage sums to Yorkshire BS until the mortgage is discharged from the proceeds of sale as part of your Pontprennau conveyancing.

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