Why is leasehold purchase conveyancing in Rainham costs more?
Rainham leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving applicable notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.
My property lawyer in Rainham is not on the Chelsea Building Society Conveyancing Panel. Can I still continue with my prefered solicitor even though they are not on the Chelsea Building Society approved list?
The limited options open to you here include:
- Carry on with your existing Rainham solicitors but Chelsea Building Society will need to retain a conveyancer on their list of acceptable firms. This will inevitably rack up the overall conveyancing charges and cause frustration.
- Choose a new solicitor to to deal with the conveyancing, obviously checking they are Chelsea Building Society approved.
- Persuade your Chelsea Building Society based solicitor to try to join the Chelsea Building Society panel
My relative suggested that where I am purchasing in Rainham I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is occasionally included in the estimate for your Rainham conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about Rainham around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Rainham Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data regarding Rainham.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our home can not be found. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Rainham 10 years ago are no longer around. Will I be able to sell the house?
As long as you have a registered title the information relating to your ownership will be held by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to carry out a search at the Land Registry, find your property and order up to date copies of the property title for a small fee. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will usually retain a certified copy of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for £20 inclusive of VAT.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Rainham for my purchase. Is there any facility to check a firm’s record with the legal regulator?
One may see documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions resulting from investigations started on or after 1 January 2008. Go to Check a solicitor's record. To find information about the period before 1 January 2008, or to check a firm's history, call 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may monitor call for training reasons.