I am buying a semi-detached house in Tickton. 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 Tickton you will have to appoint a solicitor on your lender'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 Tickton.
I used Wolstenholmes a few years ago for my conveyancing in Tickton. I now require my papers however the law firm has closed. What do I do?
Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Tickton of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously used, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
My uncle has recommend that I appoint his conveyancing solicitors in Tickton. Do I take his guidance?
There are no two ways about it it’s preferable to choose a conveyancing lawyer is to seek guidance from friends or relatives who have actually used the firm you're considering.
I own a leasehold flat in Tickton. Conveyancing and Yorkshire Building Society mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing practitioner in Tickton who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
First make enquiries of the Land Registry to make sure that the individual claiming to own the freehold is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to instruct a Tickton conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for £3. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.
I inherited a garden flat in Tickton, conveyancing was carried out in 1996. Can you work out an approximate cost of a lease extension? Similar properties in Tickton with an extended lease are worth £176,000. The ground rent is £50 invoiced every year. The lease ceases on 21st October 2104
With just 80 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £8,600 and £9,800 plus professional fees.
The suggested premium range above a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you a more accurate figure without more detailed investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be additional issues that need to be taken into account and you obviously want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information without first seeking the advice of a professional.
Me and my wife have agreed a price on a Tickton ground floor flat left to us some years ago in 2010. I have over twenty years conveyancing know-how and, although retired, see no reason not to conduct the conveyancing. The purchaser's lawyer has informed me that their Lenders will not allow us to do our own conveyancing mandating that the funds to be transferred to a solicitor's bank account.
Lending requirements to property lawyers from all mainstream lenders state that If the vendor is not legally represented the buyer’s lawyers should check whether the bank needs to be notified so that a decision can be made as to whether or not they are prepared to proceed.