At long last a loan agreement from HSBC for the remortgage of my 4 room garden flat is due within the next few days. Can you recommend a low cost conveyancing practitioner in Shropshire?
You have arrived at the wrong site to search for the lowest fares for conveyancing solicitors in Shropshire. Our aim is to provide affordable conveyancing but our intention is not to advertise as being the cheapest. Do not be swayed by brokers offering low cost conveyancing in Shropshire. Optimistically, in going for cheap conveyancing, you will receive what you pay for and at worst it will result in you spending a lot in additional fees and still not end up with the service you were looking for.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Shropshire?
Covenants that are restrictive in nature can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the process of conveyancing in Shropshire. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
I decided to have a survey carried out on a house in Shropshire ahead of instructing solicitors. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the house. My surveyor advised that some banks will refuse to give a mortgage on such a house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different instructions for example to Birmingham Midshires. If you call us we can check with the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in Shropshire. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Shropshire to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
What advice can you give us when it comes to finding a Shropshire conveyancing firm to carry out our lease extension conveyancing?
When appointing a solicitor for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Shropshire conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We advise that you speak with several firms including non Shropshire conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. Where the conveyancing practice is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be useful:
Can they put you in touch with clients in Shropshire who can give a testimonial? What are the legal fees for lease extension work?
Shropshire Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask before buying
Are any of leasehold owners in dispute over their service charge payments? It is important to be aware if window replacement or some other significant cost is pending to be shared amongst the leaseholders and will materially impact the level of the maintenance costs or require a one time payment.
We have been advised by various friends to expect 6-8 weeks for Shropshire conveyancing to complete.This was four weeks ago. The draft contract was only forwarded to my lawyer last week so does the clock start running now?
There is no official timeframe for conveyancing in Shropshire, or any area in the UK. You just have to make sure your finances are in place and in due course the rest will come to you eventually.