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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Purfleet

I used Wolstenholmes several years ago for my conveyancing in Purfleet. I now require my file but the law firm has closed. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to assist in tracking down 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 Purfleet of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously hired, 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 £235,500 and found one round the corner in Purfleet I like with a park and station nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Purfleet for this price, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?

If you need a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be an issue. Discount the offer by the anticipated lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you may request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing lawyer about this matter.

I am using a search engine for the words conveyancing in Purfleet it reveals many conveyancersin the area. With so much choice what is the best way to find the suitable conveyancer for purchase transaction?

The best way of choosing a suitable conveyancer is via trusted testimonial, so ask friends and relatives who have purchased a property in Purfleet or a local estate agent or financial adviser. Fees for conveyancing in Purfleet differ, so it's a good idea to obtain a minimum of four quotes from different companies. Dont forget to clarify that the costs are guaranteed not to increase.

My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Purfleet. Conveyancing and Leeds Building Society mortgage organised. I have received a letter from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing practitioner in Purfleet who acted for me is not around. Any advice?

The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. There is no need to instruct a Purfleet conveyancing solicitor to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for £3. Rest assured that in any event, even if this is the rightful landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.

I inherited a first floor flat in Purfleet. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for the purchase of the freehold?

Absolutely. We can put you in touch with a Purfleet conveyancing firm who can help.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Purfleet property is Various @ Colombus Square in January 2012. the Tribunal calculated the premiums to be paid for new leases for each of the flats in Mariners Walk to be £3822 and the premium to be paid for the new lease of 2 Knights Court to be £4439. This case affected 13 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 76 years.

I am buying a ground floor maisonette in Purfleet. Conveyancing lawyer has been awaiting, from the vendor, building insurance schedule. This afternoon I was informed that the vendor needs to send the insurance paperwork for the flat above as well. Why does my conveyancing practitioner need to review the insurance for the flat above? Is it strictly required? We have been stalled for the previous fortnight…

It is not impossible in leasehold conveyancing in Purfleet to find Conveyancing in Purfleet in a minority of cases reveals that the lease requires the tenant's to insure their individual flats rather than the freeholder insuring the entire block - which is definitely better. You should contact your solicitor but it would appear that your conveyancer is looking to establish that the complete building is insured. Insuring your flat is no help when it comes to rebuilding after a fire if the 1st floor cannot be reconstructed due to lack of insurance.

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