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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Spondon

What is your number one tip for finding a conveyancing solicitor in Spondon

It would be unwise to be seduced by the lowest Spondon conveyancing quote. You really do get what you’re paying for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.

Do I select a Licenced Conveyancer or Solicitor for conveyancing in Spondon?

Two types of professional can perform conveyancing in Spondon namely CLC regulated conveyancers or solicitors. The two can provide the legal services that you need to complete the disposal or purchase of property. They are both duty bound to conduct Spondon conveyancing to the same standards and guidelines so you may be sure that your conveyancing will be professionally carried out and that the necessary procedures will be appropriately followed.

I am buying a 3 bedroom semi in Spondon. The intention is to carry out an extension to the side at the house.Will legal investigations on the property involve checks to see if these alterations are prohibited?

Your solicitor should check the registered title as conveyancing in Spondon can sometimes identify restrictions in the title documents which prevent categories of works or need the permission of a 3rd party. Many additions need local authority planning permissions and approval in compliance with building regulations. Many locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor ahead of any purchase.

My relative recommended that where I am purchasing in Spondon I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?

A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Spondon conveyancing searches. It is a large document of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Spondon around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Spondon Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, Spondon Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Spondon.

Me and my brother purchased a semi-detached Victorian house in Spondon. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Britannia. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: the first freehold, the second leasehold under the matching property. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??

You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Spondon and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also question the position with the conveyancing practitioner who conducted the purchase.

What does commercial conveyancing in Spondon cover?

Non domestic conveyancing in Spondon incorporates a broad range of guidance, provided by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. For instance, this type of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the assignment of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial loans and the termination of leases.

Last March I purchased a leasehold flat in Spondon. Am I liable to pay service charges for periods before my ownership?

In a situation where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous lessee and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. A critical element of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I acquired a studio flat in Spondon, conveyancing having been completed 10 years ago. Can you let me have an estimate of the premium that my landlord can legally expect in return for granting a renewal of my lease? Corresponding flats in Spondon with a long lease are worth £265,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £50 per annum. The lease expires on 21st October 2095

You have 75 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £8,600 and £9,800 plus legals.

The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply the actual costs in the absence of comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt additional issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you take any other action based on this information without first getting professional advice.

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