My flat in Risca is up for sale and I have a buyer. Will the conveyancing practitioner have to be on the Barclays conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?
Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Barclays conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their panel criteria fairly frequently at the moment.
I completed on my flat on 9 June and my personal details is yet to be registered. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Risca said it will be recorded in a couple of weeks. Are titles in Risca uniquely lengthy to register?
There is nothing unique about conveyancing in Risca registration formalities. Rather than based on location, timeframes can differ subject to the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry must send notices to any other parties. Currently approximately 80% of such applications are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted hold-ups. Historically registration is effected after the purchaser is living at the property thus 'speed' is not usually an essential issue but where there is a degree of urgency associated with the registration then you or your solicitor can speak with the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a quick, no chain conveyancing. Risca is where the house is located. Is there any guidance you can give?
Flying freeholds in Risca are rare but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Risca you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds diligently. Your mortgage company may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Risca may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold property.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial premises in Risca and how can you help?
The particular law that you refer to gives a safeguard to business leaseholders, granting the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a new tenancy and continue in occupation when the lease reaches an end. There are limited grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are complicated. We are happy to direct you to commercial conveyancing practices who use the act to your advantage and handle your commercial conveyancing in Risca
My cousin has suggested that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Risca. Should I choose my own property lawyer?
No doubt the ideal way to choose a conveyancing practitioner is to have feedback from friends or relatives who have actually previously instructed the solicitor you're are thinking of instructing.