We are looking to buy a property and need a conveyancing solicitor in Strawberry Hill who is on the Coventry BS solicitor panel. Can you recommend a local firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Coventry BS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in Strawberry Hill.
A friend pointed out to me me that in purchasing a property in Strawberry Hill there may be a number of restrictions prohibiting external changes to the property. Is this right?
We are aware of a number of properties in Strawberry Hill which have some sort of restriction or requirement of consent to external variations. Part of the conveyancing in Strawberry Hill should determine what restrictions are applicable and advising you as part of a ROT that should be sent to you.
Can I be sure that the Strawberry Hill conveyancing solicitor on the UBS panel is any good?
When it comes to conveyancing in Strawberry Hill seeking recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one advertising the lowest fees. We would always advise that you speak with the solicitor conducting your conveyancing.
My wife and I have arranged a further advance on our home loan from Coventry BS as we wish to carry out improvements to our house in Strawberry Hill. Do we need to choose a bricks and mortar Strawberry Hill solicitor on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel to deal with the paperwork?
Coventry BS don't usually appoint a member of their conveyancing panel to deal with such a matter. If they do require any legal work then you would need to ensure that such a lawyer was on the Coventry BS conveyancing panel.
I have a semi-detached Edwardian property in Strawberry Hill. Conveyancing solicitor represented me and Aldermore. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same address. I'd like to know for sure, how can I find out??
You need to review the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Strawberry Hill and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they mortgage they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with buyers. You can also enquire as to the situation with your conveyancing solicitor who conducted the conveyancing.
I'm purchasing a new build house in Strawberry Hill with a loan from Accord Mortgages Ltd. The sellers refused to reduce the price so I negotiated 6k of extras instead. The house builders rep suggested that I not inform my solicitor about this extras as it would put at risk my loan with the bank. Should I keep quiet?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the developer of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
Having checked my lease I have discovered that there are only 62 years left on my lease in Strawberry Hill. I am keen to get lease extension but my landlord is absent. What options are available to me?
If you meet the appropriate requirements, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the County Court for for permission to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will enable the lease to be granted an extra 90 years by the magistrate. However, you will be required to demonstrate that you have used your best endeavours to find the landlord. On the whole a specialist would be useful to carry out a search and prepare an expert document which can be used as proof that the freeholder is indeed missing. It is wise to seek advice from a solicitor both on proving the landlord’s disappearance and the application to the County Court covering Strawberry Hill.
Following years of dialogue we simply can't agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Strawberry Hill. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?
Most certainly. We are happy to put you in touch with a Strawberry Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Strawberry Hill residence is Ground Floor Flat 91 Bath Road in May 2009. in a case where the freeholder could not be traced, the Brentford County Court ordered that the Lease be surrendered in return for the grant of a new lease of the Premises at a premium determined by the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. The tribunal concluded that the price payable by the Applicant for the new lease of the premises be £15,900 This case affected 1 flat. The number of years remaining on the existing lease(s) was 60.45 years.