In the event thatI was to acquire a freehold homein Walton on the Naze mortgage fee and dispense with a survey and no conveyancing searches how much should I expect to have to pay for conveyancing in Walton on the Naze?
Any savings you would achieve will be isolated to the disbursement for searches. The property lawyer is obliged to do the vast majority of work - money laundering, liaising with the sellers property lawyer, SDLT submission, register the title etc. You might save a bit for them not having to register a charge but it won't be a lot.
I am downsizing from our home in Walton on the Naze and according to the buyers it appears that there is a risk of it being built land that was not decontaminated. Any local lawyer would know this is not the case. It does beg the question why the purchasers used an online conveyancing firm as opposed to a conveyancing solicitor in Walton on the Naze. We have lived in Walton on the Naze for many years we know that this is a non issue. Is it a good idea to contact our local Authority to seek confirmation that the buyers are looking for.
It would appear that you have a conveyancing firm already. What do they say? You need to enquire of 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 life insurance to cover that same illness)
Is it simple use the search app to find a conveyancing solicitor in Walton on the Naze on the authorised to act for my lender?
Step one is to pick a bank such as Barclays , Barnsley Building Society or TSB then specify your location for instance Walton on the Naze. Conveyancing organisations in Walton on the Naze and further afield should be identified.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing practitioner in Walton on the Naze for my home move. Is there any facility to review a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
You can review documented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Go to Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. International callers, dial +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA may recorded call for training requirements.
I own a leasehold flat in Walton on the Naze. Conveyancing and Santander mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone saying they have taken over the freehold. It included a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1991. The conveyancing solicitor in Walton on the Naze who previously acted has now retired. Any advice?
First contact HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a Walton on the Naze conveyancing firm to do this as you can do this on the Land Registry website for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
Walton on the Naze Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should consider Prior to Purchasing
The majority of Walton on the Naze leasehold apartments will have a service bill for maintenance of the block levied by the management company. If you buy the flat you will have to meet this amount, usually quarterly accross the year. This could differ from a couple of hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for buildings with lifts and large common grounds. There will also be a rentcharge to be met annual, this is usually not a large amount, say around £50-£100 but you need to enquire it because on occasion it could be many hundreds of pounds. The prefered form of lease arrangement is a share of the freehold. In this scenario the lessees benefit from control and although a managing agent is often employed if the building is bigger than a house conversion, the managing agent retained by the leaseholders.