Souldinstructing a West Hill conveyancing solicitor make my purchase more efficient?
On the whole conveyancing practitioners in your neck of the woods will benefit from excellent alliances with your local authority, which could help with your West Hill conveyancing searches that your lawyer will inevitably need. It can only be a plus if they have existing relationships with the Local Land Registry Office your area West Hill, other lawyers in the area and West Hill Estate Agents.
It is is a decade since I purchased my property in West Hill. Conveyancing solicitors have now been appointed on the sale but I am unable to find my title deeds. Is this a problem?
You need not be too concerned. Firstly there is a chance that the deeds will be retained by your lender or they may be in the possession of the solicitor who handled the purchase. Secondly in most cases the title will be registered at the land registry and you will be able to establish that you are the registered owner by your conveyancing lawyers obtaining up to date copy of the land registers. Almost all conveyancing in West Hill relates to registered property but in the rare situation where your home is not registered it is more problematic but is not insurmountable.
I have an AIP. The bank mentioned the loan came with free conveyancing. Does this mean I have to instruct their panel lawyer as I would prefer to appoint a West Hill based conveyancing firm?
Do check but the the likelihood is that allocate you one of their panel conveyancers if you want the "fee-free" offer. Contact the bank to see if they make available a cash alternative. In the past a few lenders offered a £250 cashback as a further option in which case you could put that amount towards the cost for your conveyancing solicitor near West Hill.
My wife and I are downsizing from our property in West Hill and the buyers lawyers are claiming that there is a risk of it being built on contaminated land. A local lawyer would know this is not the case. For the life of me I don't know why the purchasers instructed a web based conveyancing practice rather than a conveyancing solicitor in West Hill. Having lived in West Hill for 4 years we know that this is a non issue. Should we contact our local Authority to get clarification that there is no issue.
It sounds as though you may have a conveyancing lawyer already. What do they say? You should 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 life insurance to cover that same ailment)
I am looking at a two maisonettes in West Hill which have about 50 years left on the leases. Will this present a problem?
There are plenty of short leases in West Hill. The lease is a legal document that entitles you to use the premises for a prescribed time frame. As a lease shortens the marketability of the lease reduces and it becomes more costly to acquire a lease extension. This is why it is often a good idea to increase the term of the lease. Sometimes it is difficult to sell a property with a short lease because mortgage companies may be unwilling to lend money on properties of this type. Lease extension can be a difficult process. We advise that you seek professional help from a solicitor and surveyor with experience in this field.
I inherited a ground floor flat in West Hill. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?
Most definitely. We are happy to put you in touch with a West Hill conveyancing firm who can help.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement case for a West Hill residence is 158 West Hill in November 2010. the Tribunal held that the premium to be paid for the freehold reversion should be £99,650 This case related to 7 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 75.88 years.