Can I use your services to recommend a Conveyancing solicitor in Witham even if I’m not purchasing or disposing of a house, for instance if I want to buy a shop in Witham with a loan from Barclays ?
Our comparison service is mainly utilised to select residential conveyancing solicitors in Witham but we have recorded towards the end of this page a selection of Witham commercial conveyancing firms. You should speak with the firm directly to establish if they are also authorised to represent Barclays
I am buying a property and the conveyancer has identified Chancel Repair for which the property could be liable as it falls into the area of such a church. She has recommended insurance. Is this strictly warranted for conveyancing in Witham
Unless a prior purchase of the property took place post 12 October 2013 you can expect lawyers conducting conveyancing in Witham to continue to advocate a chancel search and or insurance against a claim.
Over the last few months I have been searching for a leasehold apartment up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Witham I like with a park and transport links in the vicinity, the downside is that it only has 49 years on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Witham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a lease with such few years left?
Should you require a home loan that many years will be problematic. Discount the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing proprietor has owned the premises for at least twenty four months you could ask them to start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease with a zero ground rent applied. You should speak to your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.
I am thinking of appointing a conveyancing lawyer in Witham for my house move. Can I check a firm’s complaints history with the legal regulator?
You can see presented Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions arising from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For details Pre 2008, or to check a solicitors history, ring 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and 09.30 - 18.00 Tuesday. For callers outside the UK, use +44 (0)121 329 6800. The SRA could recorded call for training requirements.
I am an executor of my recently deceased mum’s Will, with a house in Witham which will be sold. The house has never been registered at HMLR and I'm told that some purchasers will insist that it is completed before they'll move forward. What's the mechanism for this?
In the situation that you have set out it seems sensible to seek to register in the names of the personal representative(s) as named in the probate and in their capacity as PRs. HMLR’s online guidance explains how to register for the first time and what is required re the deeds and forms. You would need to include and certified copy of the probate as well and complete the form FR1 to refer to the PRs as the applicant.