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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Staffordshire

Would the conveyancing lawyers that you recommend perform attended exchange conveyancing in Staffordshire?

There are a few conveyancing experts who can conduct attended exchanges. Please call us to obtain a conveyancing quote and details as to dates.

It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Staffordshire took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £160,000. Why the discrepancy?

The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the residence from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.

Due to the guidance of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a house in Staffordshire before appointing conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold overhang to the property. The surveyor advised that some lenders tend not grant a mortgage on this type of home.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Lloyds has different requirements from Nationwide. If you contact us we can check with the relevant mortgage company. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Staffordshire. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Staffordshire to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

Completion is due on the disposal of our £450,000 maisonette in Staffordshire in just under a week. The managing agents has quoted £396 for Certificate of Compliance, building insurance schedule and previous years service charge statements. Is the landlord entitled to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Staffordshire?

Staffordshire conveyancing on leasehold apartments more often than not involves the buyer’s lawyer submitting questions for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is not legally bound to answer these enquiries the majority will be willing to assist. They may invoice a reasonable administration fee for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average fee for the paperwork that you are referring to is over three hundred pounds, in some cases it is in excess of £800. The management information fee invoiced by the landlord must be accompanied by a synopsis of entitlements and obligations in relation to administration charges, without which the invoice is not strictly payable. In reality you have little option but to pay whatever is requested of you should you wish to complete the sale of your home.

I purchased a 2 bed flat in Staffordshire, conveyancing was carried out in 2009. Can you let me have an estimated range of the fair premium for a lease extension? Corresponding properties in Staffordshire with an extended lease are worth £197,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease ends on 21st October 2076

With only 55 years unexpired we estimate the premium for your lease extension to span between £31,400 and £36,200 as well as plus your own and the landlord's "reasonable" professional fees.

The suggested premium range that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. You should not take any other action placing reliance on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.

We have today had an offer accepted on our 1st home in Staffordshire, and are now looking to get solicitors instructed. We have utilised the numerous comparison based websites and the quotes are from all across the England and Wales. Is it essential to have a Staffordshire lawyer local to the prospective new home? We are fine to do all the communicating electronically, but I assume at some stage we will be required to visit the property lawyer's office to sign contracts?

On the whole there is no need to physically visit the office of your conveyancer, they can post any relevant documents to you, which you can sign and send back. Many home movers choose to use a locally based solicitor, but it is not a prerequisite for conveyancing in Staffordshire.

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