We just had an offer accepted to purchase with Darlington Building Society. We have called around locally but am unable to find a South Yorkshire conveyancing firm on the Darlington Building Society panel. Could you help?
Please do take advantage of the search tool on this page. Pick the lender and type South Yorkshire or your location and you will discover numerous solicitors based in South Yorkshire or by proximity to you.
A friend advised me that if I am purchasing in South Yorkshire I should ask my conveyancer to carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is occasionally quoted for as part of the standard South Yorkshire conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing important information about South Yorkshire around the property and the people living there. It includes an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the South Yorkshire Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about South Yorkshire.
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold element on a house I have offered on two weeks back in what should have been a quick, chain free conveyancing. South Yorkshire is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in South Yorkshire are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in South Yorkshire you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds thoroughly. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in South Yorkshire may ascertain 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 residence.
I have been advised by a number of estate agents in South Yorkshire to select a solicitor using your seach tool. Is there a financial upside for Estate Agents to offer your lawyers rather than a competitor’s?
We refuse to offer any commission for directing people to this site. We found it would be just too difficult a fee as members of the public would think, ‘Why is the agent getting a kickback? Why am I not getting any benefit too?’ So we decided to step away from that.
I am in need of some leasehold conveyancing in South Yorkshire. Before diving in I want to be sure as to the remaining lease term.
If the lease is recorded at the land registry - and most are in South Yorkshire - then the leasehold title will always include the short particulars of the lease, namely the date; the term; and the original parties. From a conveyancing perspective such details then enable any prospective buyer and lender to confirm that any lease they are looking at is the one relevant to that title. For any other purpose, such as confirming how long the term was granted for and calculating what is left, then the register should be sufficient on it's own.
I invested in buying a ground floor flat in South Yorkshire, conveyancing was carried out in 2003. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Equivalent flats in South Yorkshire with a long lease are worth £201,000. The ground rent is £45 levied per year. The lease comes to an end on 21st October 2083
You have 65 years unexpired we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £13,300 and £15,400 plus costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt additional concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.