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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Rutland

Would the conveyancing practitioners that you recommend conduct right to buy conveyancing in Rutland?

We have identified a variety of conveyancing experts who can service right to buy conveyancing matters Please e-mail us to get a costs illustration.

As someone not used to the Rutland conveyancing process what is the number one tip you can impart concerning the legal transfer of property in Rutland

You may not hear this from too many lawyers but conveyancing in Rutland or throughout England and Wales is an adversarial process. Put another way, when it comes to conveyancing there exists an abundance of opportunity for friction between you and other parties involved in the legal transfer of property. E.g., the seller, estate agent and even potentially a mortgage company. Choosing a solicitor for your conveyancing in Rutland should not be taken lightly as your conveyancer is your adviser, and is the SOLE person in the transaction whose interest is to look after your legal interests and to keep you safe.

There is a distinct increase in the "blame" culture- someone has to be at fault for the process being so protracted. You your first instinct should be to trust your lawyer ahead of the other players in the conveyancing process.

Various web forums that I have frequented warn that are the number one reason for delay in Rutland house deals. Is that correct?

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) released findings of a review by MoveWithUs that conveyancing searches do not figure within the common causes of delays in the conveyancing process. Local searches are unlikely to feature in any holding up conveyancing in Rutland.

I own a leasehold house in Rutland. Conveyancing and Platform Home Loans Ltd mortgage organised. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1998. The conveyancing practitioner in Rutland who acted for me is not around. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that the individual purporting to own the freehold is indeed the new freeholder. You do not need to instruct a Rutland conveyancing practitioner to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that in any event, even if this is the rightful freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I own a 1 bedroom flat in Rutland, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2004. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Equivalent properties in Rutland with over 90 years remaining are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 invoiced every year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2085

With only 64 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £15,200 and £17,600 plus professional fees.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. You should not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be considered and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.

Our conveyancer in Rutland has requested from me ID documents stating that this forms part of his obligations as a solicitor on the bank Conveyancing panel. Can this be correct?

Due to Money Laundering Regulations your conveyancing lawyer is duty bound to confirm positively your identification when entering into a business relationship with you. It is a criminal offence if your lawyer not do this. If you do not provide ID early in the transaction the solicitor must refuse to act for you. It’s unlikely a lawyer will turn you away if you come to the first meeting without relevant ID but you will have to produce it at some point so you might as well bring it with you to the initial meeting so the lawyer can tick the ID verification box and start sorting out the conveyancing straight away. If you are getting a mortgage, your lawyer also has to check ID documents to satisfy the mortgage company. This is not unique to conveyancing in Rutland

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