I am refinancing my home in Shelfield, does my lawyer need to be on the Clydesdale Solicitor panel?
There is nothing to stop you using your solicitor, but Clydesdale will insist on their interests being represented by a firm on their conveyancing panel. There is much more potential for delays and confusion with two solicitors involved, and it will undoubtedly be more expensive too.
Despite weeks of looking the Title Certificate and documents to our house are lost. The lawyers who conducted the conveyancing in Shelfield 5 years ago are no longer around. What are my options?
In today’s world there are copies made of almost everything, and your conveyancer will know exactly where to find all the suitable documentation so you can purchase or dispose of your property without any difficulty. If duplicates can’t be located, your solicitor may be able to put in place insurance or indemnities against future claims on your premises.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Shelfield ahead of retaining solicitors. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. The surveyor has said that some banks may not issue a loan on such a house.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different instructions from Nationwide. Should you wish to call us we can check via the appropriate lender. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can assist as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Shelfield. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in Shelfield especially if they are familiar with such properties in Shelfield.
Is it possible to swap solicitor as I have to choose a firm on the Skipton Building Society conveyancing list. I had appointed a family conveyancing solicitor in Shelfield five minutes from me but she is not accepted by Skipton Building Society
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Shelfield on the Skipton Building Society panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Shelfield. In utilising the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this website, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Shelfield.
I am a negotiator for a busy estate agency in Shelfield where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised due to short leases. I have received inconsistent advice from local Shelfield conveyancing solicitors. Can you confirm whether the owner of a flat can initiate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
Provided that the seller has owned the lease for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to commence the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to wait 2 years for a lease extension. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or simultaneously with completion of the disposal of the property.
Alternatively, it may be possible to extend the lease informally by agreement with the landlord either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Shelfield - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
How is the lease structured? On the whole the outlay for major works are not included within service charges, albeit that a few managing agents in Shelfield require leasehold owners to pay into a sinking fund created for the specific intention of establishing a fund for major works. It would be wise to find out as much as possible concerning the company managing the building as they will impact your use and enjoyment of the property. As the owner of a leasehold property you are often in the clutches of the managing agents from a financial perspective and when it comes to practical matters such as the upkeep of the communal areas. You should not be shy to ask other tenants if they are happy with them. Finally, investigate as to the dates that the maintenance charges are due to the managing agents and precisely how they are spending the funds.