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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Barnes

Would the conveyancing practitioners that are recommend carry out auction conveyancing in West Barnes?

There are a few niche practitioners we can connect you with those specialising in auction conveyancing. West Barnes is just one of hundreds of areas of where our lawyers cover.

I require fast conveyancing in West Barnes as I am faced with a deadline to complete within 2 weeks. Luckily I do not require a mortgage. Can I escape the need for conveyancing searches to save money and time?

If.Given you are not obtaining a mortgage you have the choice not to have searches conducted although no solicitor would suggest that you don't. With plenty of history conveyancing in West Barnes the following are instances of what can be revealed and adversely impact the marketability of the property: Enforcement Actions, Overdue Charges, Outstanding Grants, Road Schemes,...

I have justdiscovered that Arc property Solicitors have been shut down. They conducted my conveyancing in West Barnes for a purchase of a leasehold apartment 12 months ago. How can I establish that my home is not still registered in the name of the previous owner?

The easiest way to check if the property is in your name, you can carry out a search of the land registry (£3.00). You can either do this yourself or ask a law firm to do this for you. If you are not registered you can seek help from one of a number of West Barnes conveyancing specialists.

Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in West Barnes ahead of retaining conveyancers. I have been advised that there is a flying freehold aspect to the house. The surveyor advised that some banks tend not grant a loan on a flying freehold premises.

It depends who your proposed lender is. Santander has different requirements for example to Halifax. Should you wish to telephone us we can check via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are accustomed to dealing with flying freeholds in West Barnes. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in West Barnes to see if the conveyancing costs will increase in light of this.

I own a leasehold flat in West Barnes. Conveyancing and Lloyds TSB Bank mortgage went though with no issue. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a ground rent demand for rent dating back to 1994. The conveyancing solicitor in West Barnes who previously acted has long since retired. Do I pay?

First make enquiries of the Land Registry to be sure that this person is indeed the registered owner of the freehold reversion. You do not need to incur the fees of a West Barnes conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for less than a fiver. You should note that in any event, even if this is the legitimate landlord, under the Limitation Act 1980 the limitation period for recovery of ground rent is six years.

I am the proprietor of a second floor flat in West Barnes. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal determine the amount due for a lease extension?

if there is a absentee landlord or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to determine the price.

An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a West Barnes property is Flat D 15 Claremont Gardens in September 2013. TheTribunal determined in accordance with section48 and Schedule13 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 that the premium for the extended lease should be fourteen thousand one hundred and eighty seven pounds (£14,187.00) This case related to 1 flat.

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