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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Willen

My friend's uncle is a solicitor. I anticipate that I can be offered mate’s fee for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what kind of fees should I be paying for conveyancing in Willen?

You should compare pricing. Do use our search tool on this page. Whilst fees may vary but the service one can expect differ between solicitors as is true with the vast majority of professional services.

I purchased a freehold property in Willen but nevertheless invoiced for rent, why is this and what is this?

It is rare for properties in Willen and has limited impact for conveyancing in Willen 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 establishment of fresh rentcharges from 1977 onwards.

Old rentcharges can now be extinguished by making a one off payment under the Act. Any rentcharges that are still in existence after 2037 is to be dispensed with completely.

We are purchasing a 3 bedroom semi in Willen. The intention is to carry out a loft conversion at the property.Will the conveyancing process involve investigations to ascertain if these works were previously refused?

Your property lawyer will check the registered title as conveyancing in Willen can sometimes reveal restrictions in the title documents which prohibit certain works or need the permission of another owner. Certain additions need local authority planning consent and approval in accordance building regulations. Some locations are designated conservation areas and special planning restrictions apply which often prevent or affect extensions. It would be prudent to check these things with a surveyor before you commit yourself to a purchase.

How can we tell if a Willen conveyancing solicitor on the Kent Reliance panel is any good?

When it comes to conveyancing in Willen getting recommendations is a good start. Before you go ahead, check if they offer a no sale no fee offer. Also, you often get what you pay for - a firm which quotes more, will often provide a better service than one which is cheap as chips. We would always suggest that you speak with the lawyer conducting your conveyancing.

Intending to buy a house in Willen. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.

They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Willen conveyancer is on the Co-operative conveyancing panel.

I've recently bought a leasehold property in Willen. Am I liable to pay service charges relating to a period prior to completion of my purchase?

Where the service charge has already been demanded from the previous owner and they have not paid you would not usually be personally liable for the arrears. However, your landlord may still be able to take action to forfeit the lease. It is an essential part of leasehold conveyancing for your conveyancer to be sure to have an up to date clear service charge receipt before completion of your purchase. If you have a mortgage this is likely to be a requirement of your lender.

If you purchase part way through an accounting year you may be liable for charges not yet demanded even if they relate to a period prior to your purchase. In such circumstances your conveyancer would normally arrange for the seller to set aside some money to cover their part of the period (usually called a service charge retention).

I inherited a ground floor flat in Willen, conveyancing formalities finalised half a dozen years ago. Can you shed any light on how much the price could be for a 90 year extension to my lease? Corresponding flats in Willen with an extended lease are worth £216,000. The ground rent is £50 levied per year. The lease expires on 21st October 2089

With just 70 years unexpired the likely cost is going to be between £9,500 and £11,000 plus legals.

The figure above a general guide to costs for renewing a lease, but we are not able to supply a more accurate figure in the absence of comprehensive investigations. Do not use this information in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There are no doubt other issues that need to be taken into account and clearly you want to be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not move forward based on this information before getting professional advice.

My brother is buying a garden flat in Willen. He was given a quote by the conveyancer recommended by the selling agents and it came to £1156 . It was eight years ago I sold and bought a house and the fee was £just under six hundred pounds. Have costs really escalated to that extent?

What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for instance Willen searches, land registry fees, etc)

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