I own a freehold residence in Stoke Bishop but still charged rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Stoke Bishop and has limited impact for conveyancing in Stoke Bishop 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 establishment of new rentcharges post 1977.
Previous rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence in 2037 is to be extinguished.
I am buying a terraced house in Stoke Bishop. Conveyancing solicitors are said to be ‘a necessary evil’ but can I do it myself?
Leaving aside the complexities and merits of DIY conveyancing in Stoke Bishop you will have to appoint a solicitor on your bank's conveyancing panel to look after their interests. Most people therefore find it easier to let the solicitor act for them and the lender. Furthermore there is minimal cost savings to be made in you doing conveyancing for yourself and another lawyer conducting the conveyancing for the lender. Please feel free to use the search tool to find a lawyer on your lender panel in Stoke Bishop.
My wife and I are buying a apartment in Stoke Bishop. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a solicitor? At some point we have to send our life savings into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
My husband and I are in the throws of looking at flats in Stoke Bishop and I am now considering a potential offer. Should I already have a property lawyer appointed at this point? I am planning to take a mortgage with Virgin Money.
You should start requesting conveyancing estimates from solicitors ASAP. After you have chosen your lawyer and once your offer is accepted you can instruct them to work for you and forward their contact information on to the estate agent. Given that you are seeking a mortgage with Virgin Money, ask your prospective lawyers if they are on the Virgin Money conveyancing panel otherwise they can't do the mortgage legal work.
I am selling my house. I had a double glazing fitted in August 2006, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's lender, Nottingham are being problematic. The Stoke Bishop solicitor who is on the Nottingham conveyancing panel is saying indemnity insurance will be fine but Nottingham are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do Nottingham have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that Nottingham have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why Nottingham may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
What does a local search reveal regarding the property I am purchasing in Stoke Bishop?
Stoke Bishop conveyancing often starts with the submitting local authority searches directly from your local Authority or via a personal search company such as Searches UK The local search is essential in every Stoke Bishop conveyancing purchase; that is if you wish to avoid any nasty once you have moved into your new home. The search will provide data on, amongst other things, details on planning applications relevant to the property (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 thirteen subject headings.
Why do I have to provide my lawyer with a list of items of identification before I can proceed with my conveyancing in Stoke Bishop?
Stoke Bishop property lawyers are obliged by the Law Society, SRA, the Land Registry and current Money Laundering Regulations to certify that the have verified the identity of their clients. It is also sometimes a condition of your lender where you are taking a mortgage. Furthermore they have to complete various forms, particularly those relating to stamp duty land tax and need to have information such as your full names, national insurance number and date of birth.