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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Yardley

We just had an offer accepted to buy with Earl Shilton BS. We have called around locally but cant to find a Yardley conveyancing firm on the Earl Shilton BS panel. Can you help?

You should take advantage of the find a lender approved solicitor tool on this web page. Pick the lender and type Yardley or your preferred area and you will be presented with a number of lawyer located in Yardley or nearest you.

I used Stirling Law several years past for my conveyancing in Yardley. I now require my papers however the law firm is no longer operating. What do I do?

Do call the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Yardley of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build apartment in Yardley. Conveyancing is necessary evil 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 selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Yardley

    Has the Lease plan been approved by the Land Registry and if not when will they be lodged for this purpose? Where service of notices and proceedings can be at the property demised please confirm that this can be amended to include simultaneous services at the Lessees’ solicitors’ offices where the Lessee from time to time is not resident in the UK - such solicitors may be varied by notice in writing to the Landlord from time to time but otherwise will be as previously specified. The Lease must contain a provision on behalf of the Vendor to pay the service charges in respect of unoccupied units in order to ensure that all services can be provided. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared.

Over the last few months I have been searching for a ground for flat up to £245,000 and identified one close by in Yardley I like with a park and railway links in the vicinity, however it only has 51 years unexpired on the lease. There is not much else in Yardley suitable, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake purchasing a short lease?

Should you need a mortgage the remaining unexpired lease term will likely be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the expected lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the current owner has owned the property for a minimum of 2 years you may ask them to commence the lease extension formalities and pass it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the existing lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should speak to your conveyancing lawyer concerning this.

Completion is due on our sale of a £350,000 flat in Yardley on Wednesday in a week. The managing agents has quoted £408 for Certificate of Compliance, insurance certificate and previous years service charge statements. Is it legal for a freeholder to charge an administration fee for a flat conveyance in Yardley?

Yardley conveyancing on leasehold apartments often involves the purchaser’s lawyer sending enquiries for the landlord to address. Although the landlord is under no legal obligation to answer such questions the majority will be content to assist. They are entitled to levy a reasonable charge for answering enquiries or supplying documentation. There is no set fee. The average costs for the information that you are referring to is £350, in some situations it is in excess of £800. The administration charge required by the landlord must be accompanied by a summary of rights and obligations in relation to administration charges, otherwise the charge is technically not due. In reality one has little choice but to pay whatever is requested of you if you want to complete the sale of your home.

Yardley Leasehold Conveyancing - Examples of Queries before Purchasing

    How much is the service charge and ground rent on the apartment? What is the length of the lease? Are any of leasehold owners in arrears of their service charge liability?

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