Having sold my house in Rendlesham last April but the buyer keeps telephoning daily to say their solicitor is waiting to hear from mine. What are the post completion sale formalities now that I have sold?
Following your disposal your lawyer is obliged to forward the transfer documentation and all supplemental paperwork to the buyer’s conveyancer. Where relevant, your lawyer should also confirm that the home loan has been paid off to the buyers conveyancers. There are no post completion formalities unique to conveyancing in Rendlesham.
I am planning to acquire a house and require a conveyancing solicitor in Rendlesham who is on the Leeds Building Society solicitor. Can you recommend a local solicitor?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Leeds Building Society in certain locations such as Rendlesham. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I used Action Conveyancing several years ago for my conveyancing in Rendlesham. I now require my papers but the law firm has closed. What do I do?
You should contact 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 Rendlesham 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've recently bought a leasehold flat in Rendlesham. Do I have any liability for service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?
Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to ensure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.
If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).
I inherited a studio flat in Rendlesham, conveyancing having been completed in 2009. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Rendlesham with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2084
With 65 years left to run the likely cost is going to be between £13,300 and £15,400 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.
The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to provide a more accurate figure without more detailed due diligence. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other issues that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information without first getting professional advice.
Our financial adviser has suggested using their lawyer for my conveyancing in Rendlesham - Surely it’s better to just instruct them?
It is worth checking if the estate agent is recommending a lawyer or introducing to a conveyancing practitioner. There are plenty of Rendlesham selling agents who recommend two or three Rendlesham conveyancing firms purely based on those lawyers offering a great service.