How up to date is your search tool for Westminster conveyancing solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel? Do Nottingham send you an updated list?
Westminster conveyancing firms themselves provide us confirmation that they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel as opposed to being supplied with a list from Nottingham directly.
My relative recommended that if I am buying in Westminster I should carry out a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. What does it cover?
A search of this type is usually quoted for as part of the standard Westminster conveyancing searches. It is not a small report of more than thirty pages, listing and detailing significant information about Westminster around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the Westminster Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the type of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average House Prices, Crime details, Local Education with maps and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful information regarding Westminster.
About to purchase a new build apartment in Westminster. Conveyancing is a frightening process at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build legal work.
Set out below are examples of a few leasehold new build questions that you should expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Westminster
Where there is an Undertaking being granted there is the risk of forfeiture of the Headlease subject to relief if one or more of the Underlessees are willing to accept the original Head Lessee’s obligations as otherwise relief will be denied to the Underlessees. The only alternatives are the Head Lessor agreeing not to forfeit the Headlease or the Head Lessee guaranteeing to the Underlessees that it will not be in breach of the Headlease. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Please confirm the Lease plans are surveyor prepared. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore. Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision.
My uncle has suggested that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in Westminster. Should I find my own conveyancer?
Much as we are happy to recommend a Westminster conveyancing lawyer the best way to find a conveyancing solicitor is to seek guidance from friends or family who have experience in using the firm that you are are thinking of instructing.
What are your top tips when it comes to appointing a Westminster conveyancing firm to deal with our lease extension?
When appointing a solicitor for your lease extension (regardless if they are a Westminster conveyancing firm) it is imperative that they be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of work. We suggest that you make enquires with two or three firms including non Westminster conveyancing practices before you instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then so much the better. The following questions could be helpful:
If the firm is not ALEP accredited then why not?
I have attempted and failed to negotiate with my landlord for a lease extension without success. Can I apply to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal? Can you recommend a Westminster conveyancing firm to assist?
Where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can apply to the LVT to decide the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension decision for a Westminster premises is Flats 12A & 19, Evelyn Mansions Carlisle Place in June 2009. The Tribunal held that the price to be paid for the new lease of Flat 12A is £168,824, For the other flat the price was set at £169,110 This case was in relation to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 56 years.