My relative recommended that if I am buying in St Mawes I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
A search of this type is sometimes included in the estimate for your St Mawes conveyancing searches. It is a large report of about 40 pages, listing and setting out significant information about St Mawes around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime statistics, St Mawes Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information about St Mawes.
I used Stirling Law a few years past for my conveyancing in St Mawes. I now require my file but the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in St Mawes of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously instructed, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
Due to the input of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in St Mawes ahead of retaining lawyers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. Our surveyor has said that some mortgage companies will not issue a mortgage on this type of home.
It varies from the lender to lender. Lloyds has different requirements from Birmingham Midshires. Should you wish to call us we can investigate further via the relevant bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in St Mawes. Conveyancing will be smoother if you use a solicitor in St Mawes especially if they are acquainted with such properties in St Mawes.
My husband and I are new to the buying process - agreed a price, but the agent informed us that the seller will only move forward if we use the agent's chosen conveyancers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. We would rather use a family solicitor with experience of conveyancing in St Mawes
We suspect that the owner is unaware of this requirement. Should the seller desire ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is not the way to achieve this. Speak to the owners direct and make sure they understand (a)you are genuine buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances arranged © you have nothing to sell (d) you wish to move quickly (e)however you are going to use your preferred St Mawes conveyancing solicitors - as opposed tothose that will provide their negotiator at the agency a kickback or meet his conveyancing figures set by senior management.
We expect to complete the sale of our £300,000 maisonette in St Mawes next Monday. The landlords agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and 3 years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge such fees for a leasehold conveyance in St Mawes?
St Mawes conveyancing on leasehold apartments usually necessitates the buyer’s conveyancer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to respond to these enquiries the majority will be content to assist. They are at liberty to invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no upper cap for such fees. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some cases it exceeds £800. The administration charge levied by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the charge is not strictly payable. In reality you have little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to exchange contracts with the buyer.
St Mawes Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing
It is important to be aware if redecorating or some other significant cost is coming up that will be shared between the tenants and will dramatically increase the the maintenance charges or necessitate a one off payment. What is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment?