I am purchasing a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in Stoke Poges who is on the Barclays approved. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Barclays in certain locations such as Stoke Poges. We dont recommend any particular firm.
I am close to exchanging contracts on the sale of our house in Stoke Poges and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being constructed land that was not decontaminated. A local conveyancer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers instructed a factory type conveyancing outfit as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Stoke Poges. Having lived in Stoke Poges for six years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing solicitor currently acting for you. What do they say? You need to check with your lawyer before you do anything. It is very possible that once the local authority has been informed of a potential issue it cannot be insured against (a bit like being diagnosed with a serious illness and then taking out health insurance to cover that same sickness)
2 months have gone by following my purchase conveyancing in Stoke Poges took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £175,000 when infact I paid £215,000. 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 premises 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.
I only have 68 years remaining on my lease in Stoke Poges. I now want to get lease extension but my freeholder is absent. What are my options?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be lengthened by the Court. You will be obliged to prove that you have used your best endeavours to locate the lessor. On the whole an enquiry agent would be helpful to try and locate and to produce a report to be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a property lawyer in relation to proving the landlord’s disappearance and the vesting order request to the County Court overseeing Stoke Poges.
I bought a 2 bed flat in Stoke Poges, conveyancing formalities finalised April 1999. Can you please calculate a probable premium for a statutory lease extension? Similar flats in Stoke Poges with over 90 years remaining are worth £181,000. The average or mid-range amount of ground rent is £55 invoiced annually. The lease expires on 21st October 2073
You have 50 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to range between £32,300 and £37,400 plus costs.
The figure above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we are not able to provide the actual costs in the absence of detailed due diligence. Do not use the figures in tribunal or court proceedings. There are no doubt other concerns that need to be considered and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.
Myself and my wife have just had an offer accepted on a apartment and had meeting on Tuesday with Leeds Building Society for the mortgage. They advised us that when it comes to selecting a conveyancing practitioner that if they are not on their approved panel of property lawyers then we will be subject to an a further charge of about two hundred pounds. This is because they will then have to instruct a conveyancer to act on their behalf as well as the one we select on our behalf and we are liable for their fees. I have requested Leeds Building Society to provide me with a list so I can obtain quotes only from their approved lawyers but was told that I need to check with each individual lawyer to see if they are on the panel. Is there a list online?
You should ask Leeds Building Society what their panel criteria is for a conveyancer.Then ask the property lawyer of your choice whether they meet the criteria and have they acted on loans for Leeds Building Society previously. If the answer to those is yes, then just double check with Leeds Building Society. Another option is to make use of our search facility and we should be able to identify a conveyancer in Stoke Poges on the panel for Leeds Building Society.