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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Portslade

Please could you recommend a Birmingham Midshires accepted Portslade conveyancing conveyancer finish our house move within two weeks? Would it be better to use a high street Portslade firm or a national firm?

We would be happy to suggest some excellent Portslade conveyancing firms. You can also walk up the main road in Portslade. Visit some well established firms and request to see a conveyancing solicitor for a fee estimate. Explain your deadline together with the reasons and ask for an assurance on your deadline. Choose the one that genuine.

It is 10 years ago since I bought my property in Portslade. Conveyancing lawyers have now been appointed on the sale but I am unable to track down the title deeds. Is this a major issue?

You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be with the lender or they may stored with the conveyancers who acted in the purchase. Secondly the likelihood is that the land will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you own the property by your conveyancing solicitors procuring up to date copy of the land registers. The vast majority of conveyancing in Portslade involves registered property but in the unlikely event that your home is unregistered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.

Will our solicitor be raising enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Portslade.

Flooding is a growing risk for conveyancers carrying out conveyancing in Portslade. Plenty of people will acquire a property in Portslade, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a property is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to obtain a mortgage, adequate building insurance, or sell the premises. There are steps that can be taken during the course of a house purchase to forewarn the purchaser.

Conveyancers are not qualified to offer advice on flood risk, but there are a various checks that may be undertaken by the purchaser or by their lawyers which can figure out the risks in Portslade. The standard information given to a buyer’s lawyer (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) incorporates a usual inquiry of the seller to find out whether the premises has historically flooded. If the premises has been flooded in past which is not disclosed by the seller, then a purchaser may commence a compensation claim as a result of such an inaccurate response. A purchaser’s lawyers may also commission an enviro report. This should reveal if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, further investigations should be carried out.

Is it possible to swap firm as I have to instruct one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing list. I had appointed a local conveyancing solicitor in Portslade five minutes from me but she is not approved by Bank of Scotland

It would be our pleasure to assist you select a conveyancing solicitor in Portslade on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the property lawyers that we list do not pay us fee if you instruct them and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Portslade. In making use of search facility on this website, you can compare charges for conveyancing solicitors in Portslade and throughout England and Wales.

I am on look out for some leasehold conveyancing in Portslade. Before I set the wheels in motion I would like to find out the unexpired term of the lease.

If the lease is registered - and almost all are in Portslade - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.

I own a ground floor flat in Portslade, conveyancing was carried out in 1997. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Similar properties in Portslade with an extended lease are worth £186,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 per annum. The lease finishes on 21st October 2074

With only 53 years unexpired the likely cost is going to span between £27,600 and £31,800 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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