I am the registered owner of a freehold property in Widnes but nevertheless pay rent, why is this and what is this?
It is rare for properties in Widnes and has limited impact for conveyancing in Widnes but some freehold properties in England (particularly common in North West England) pay an annual sum known as a Chief Rent or a Rentcharge to a third party who has no other legal interest in the land.
Rentcharge payments are usually between £2.00 and £5.00 per year. Rentcharges date back many centuries, but the Rent Charge Act 1977 barred the generation of new rentcharges post 1977.
Old rentcharges can now be redeemed by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 will be extinguished.
My lender has recommended solicitors on their panel based in Widnes but I would rather use a conveyancing lawyer in Widnes or nearer to where I live. Can you assist?
Not all Widnes conveyancing solicitors are listed all lender’s conveyancing panel. Do make the most of the above find an approved solicitor tool to find a Widnes conveyancing firm on the on the lender panel.
I'm buying my first flat in Widnes with the aid of help to buy. The developers would not budge the price so I negotiated £7000 of extras instead. The estate agent told me not disclose to my conveyancer about this deal as it could adversely affect my mortgage with the lender. Is this normal?.
All lenders require a Disclosure of Incentives Form from the builder of any new build, converted or renovated property, It is available online from the Lenders’ Handbook page on the CML website. CML form is completed and handed to the lender's surveyor when the inspection is done.
Lenders have different policies on incentives. Some accept none at all, cash or physical, while others will accept cash incentives up to 5%.
Hard to understand why the representative of a builder would be suggesting you withold information from a solicitor when all this will be clearly visible on forms the builder has to supply to its solicitor, the buyer's solicitor and the surveyor.
What does commercial conveyancing in Widnes cover?
Widnes conveyancing for business premises covers a wide range of advice, supplied by regulated solicitors, relating to business premises. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing business tenancies or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of tenancies.
Are there any compelling benefits to using a high street conveyancer in Widnes
Plenty of house movers in Widnes prefer a nearby high street lawyer so that they can attend the lawyer’s offices in the event that they have questions, and to collect mortgage deeds without using the post.
One could suggest that there is a distinct benefit in selecting a conveyancing practitioner local to the premises you are buying, due to the in-depth knowledge of the area and potential local concerns - yet this is debatable. Most conveyancers are now by way of email and may be based anywhere.