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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Quinton

Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Quinton is more expensive?

The conveyancing costs on a leasehold property in Quinton is inevitably higher when contrasted to a freehold acquisition or disposal. This is because there is an amount of additional investigations required in corresponding with the freeholder and managing agents to collate the evidence concerning whether the rent and maintenance fee have been discharged and whether there are any major works due in the foreseeable future on repairs or maintenance of the building.

My wife and I own a semi-detached Edwardian house in Quinton. Conveyancing practitioner acted for me and Nationwide Building Society. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. 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 Quinton and other locations in the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with your conveyancing lawyer who completed the work.

I am buying a new build flat in Quinton. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Here is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Quinton

    Will control of the Management Company (if any) be handed over to purchasers on completion of the last sale or earlier? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unoccupied units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company?

Is it possible to switch solicitor as I need to choose a firm on the Chelsea Building Society conveyancing panel. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Quinton round the corner but she is not approved by Chelsea Building Society

We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Quinton on the Chelsea Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we work with do not pay us commission if you instruct them and are under regulation of the SRA who regulate all conveyancing solicitors in Quinton. In making use of the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Quinton.

If all goes to plan we aim to complete the sale of our £250,000 maisonette in Quinton on Wednesday in a week. The management company has quoted £312 for Landlord’s certificate, building insurance schedule and previous years statements of service charge. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a leasehold conveyance in Quinton?

Quinton conveyancing on leasehold flats usually involves administration charges levied by management companies :

    Completing pre-exchange questions Where consent is required before sale in Quinton Supplying insurance information Deeds of covenant upon sale Registering of the assignment of the change of lessee after a sale
Your solicitor will have no control over the level of the charges for this information but the average costs for the information for Quinton leasehold property is £350. For Quinton conveyancing transactions it is customary for the seller to pay for these costs. The landlord or their agents are under no legal obligation to answer such questions most will be willing to do so - albeit often at exorbitant prices where the fees bear little relation to the work involved. Unfortunately there is no law that requires fixed charges for administrative tasks. Neither is there any legal time frame by which they are required to supply the information.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Quinton - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to buying

    Is anyone aware of any major works in the near future that could add a premium to the service fees? It is important to be aware if redecorating or some other major work is due in the near future to be shared between the leaseholders and may well materially increase the the maintenance costs or require a specific invoice.

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