My previous solicitor has given a fee calculation of £995 for fixed fee conveyancing in St Andrews. I am selling a Edwardian detached home for £275,000. This seems expensive. Is it in excess of the average fee for conveyancing in St Andrews?
The quote is slightly on the high side. If you are prepared to spend time scrutinising quotes you may be able to get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by as much as a hundred pounds. On the other hand, you maycome to rue choosing an an untested solicitor. Remember to enquire that the solicitor can represent your bank. You can utilise our search tool to get a quote a St Andrews conveyancing firm on the lender’s conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in St Andrews.
My colleague recommended that where I am purchasing in St Andrews I should ask my conveyancer to perform a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is sometimes quoted for as part of the standard St Andrews conveyancing searches. It is a large document of about 40 pages, listing and detailing significant information about St Andrews around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the St Andrews Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, St Andrews Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about St Andrews.
The deeds to my property can not be found. The conveyancers who conducted the conveyancing in St Andrews 10 years ago are no longer around. What are my next steps?
Assuming the title is registered the details of your proprietorship will be documented by HMLR under a Title Number. It is easy to conduct a search at the Land Registry, locate your property and obtain current copies of the Registered Entries for less than a fiver. Where the title is Leasehold then the Land Registry will in most cases hold a certified duplicate of the Registered Lease and again, a copy can be obtained for a small fee.
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I wish to rent out my leasehold flat in St Andrews. Conveyancing solicitor who did the purchase is retired - so can't ask him. Do I need to ask my freeholder for permission?
Some leases for properties in St Andrews do contain a provision to say that subletting is only permitted with prior consent from the landlord. The landlord cannot unreasonably refuse but, in such cases, they would need to review references. Experience dictates that problems are usually caused by unsatisfactory tenants rather than owner-occupiers and for that reason you can expect the freeholder to take up the references and consider them carefully before granting permission.
I purchased a leasehold flat in St Andrews, conveyancing formalities finalised in 2008. Can you give me give me an indication of the likely cost of a lease extension? Corresponding properties in St Andrews with a long lease are worth £180,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £65 charged once a year. The lease expires on 21st October 2079
With 58 years remaining on your lease we estimate the price of your lease extension to span between £22,800 and £26,400 as well as legals.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to advice on the actual costs in the absence of detailed investigations. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Neither should you move forward placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.