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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Staffordshire

I own a freehold house in Staffordshire yet invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It’s unusual for properties in Staffordshire and has limited impact for conveyancing in Staffordshire but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.

Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges have existed for hundreds of years, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Previous rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 will be extinguished.

What will a local search inform me about the house we're buying in Staffordshire?

Staffordshire conveyancing often commences with the applying for local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search organisations such as Xpress Legal The local search plays an important role in many a Staffordshire conveyancing purchase; as long as you don’t want any unpleasant surprises after you move into your new home. The search should reveal information on, amongst other things, details on planning applications applicable to the premises (whether granted or refused), building control history, any enforcement action, restrictions on permitted development, nearby road schemes, contaminated land and radon gas; in all a total of 13 subject areas.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £195,000 and found one round the corner in Staffordshire I like with open areas and station nearby, however it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Staffordshire in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error acquiring a lease with such few years left?

Should you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease will likely be an issue. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if it has not already been discounted. If the current proprietor has owned the property for a minimum of twenty four months you can request that they start the process of the extension and pass it to you. You can add 90 years to the existing lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor about this matter.

My father has encouraged me to instruct his lawyers for conveyancing in Staffordshire. Should I use them?

No doubt the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have actually used the solicitor that you are considering.

Why can't I complete my conveyancing in Staffordshire on May bank holiday?

Because on completion the money will pass between the banks of the purchaser and owner’s lawyer and currently this can only take place on a working day. It is not possible to complete on a weekend either.

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