It has come to my attention via my estate agent that my Aigburth solicitor is not on the lender Solicitor panel. How can I be sure that this is correct?
The first thing you need to do is to contact your Aigburth lawyer directly. You lawyer should inform you of the situation. If they are not on the panel they could put your in touch with solicitors on the approved list of lawyers for your lender.
When will exchange of contracts happen for purchase conveyancing in Aigburth and do I need to attend the solicitors branch?
If you are local to our conveyancing solicitors in Aigburth you are invited in to sign the paperwork. That being said, the firms we work with offer a nationwide conveyancing service and provide as equally detailed and professional a job for you when communicating with you electronically. The signing of the contract is not the important part. Signing on the dotted line simply enables the solicitor to exchange contracts at the suitable time, which is ordinarily shortly after signing. The exchange process is nowadays normally dealt with by telephone and can be very rapid, although where a lengthy "chain" is involved, since the process requires the relevant party's solicitor (not necessarily a conveyancing solicitor in Aigburth)to be in the office at the appropriate time.
Is it necessary during the course of the conveyancing process to pop into the offices of the solicitor to sign the mortgage deed? If so, I will instruct a firm who offer conveyancing in Aigburth so that I can pop in to their offices when needed.
As opposed to ten years ago, most mortgage companies no longer need their conveyancing panel solicitor to witness the mortgagors signature. You will still be obliged to supply ID documents and there are still manifest advantages to using a locally based solicitor, in your situation a conveyancing solicitor in Aigburth.
It has been 3 months following my purchase conveyancing in Aigburth took place. I have checked the Land Registry site which shows that I paid £200,000 when infact I paid £215,000. Why the discrepancy?
The price paid figure is taken from the application to register the purchase. It is the figure included in the Transfer (the legal deed which transfers the property from one person to the other) and referred to as the 'consideration' or purchase price. You can report an error in the price paid figure using the LR online form. In most cases errors result from typos so at first glance the figure. Do report it so they can double check and advise.
I am looking for a conveyancing lawyer in Aigburth for my house move. Is it possible to check a firm’s complaints history with the profession’s regulator?
One can read published Solicitor Regulator Association (SRA) decisions stemming from investigations from 2008 onwards. Visit Check a solicitor's record. For records Pre 2008, or to check a firm's record, phone 0870 606 2555, 08.00 - 18.00 any week day save for Tuesday when lines open at 9.30am. For callers outside the UK, call +44 (0)121 329 6800. The regulator may recorded telephone calls for training reasons.
I am a negotiator for a reputable estate agency in Aigburth where we have experienced a number of flat sales jeopardised as a result of short leases. I have been given conflicting advice from local Aigburth conveyancing solicitors. Please can you confirm whether the vendor of a flat can instigate the lease extension formalities for the buyer?
As long as the seller has been the owner for at least 2 years it is possible, to serve a Section 42 notice to kick-start the lease extension process and assign the benefit of the notice to the purchaser. This means that the buyer need not have to sit tight for 2 years to extend their lease. Both sets of lawyers will agree to form of assignment. The assignment needs to be completed prior to, or at the same time as completion of the sale.
An alternative approach is to agree the lease extension with the freeholder either before or after the sale. If you are informally negotiating there are no rules and so you cannot insist on the landlord agreeing to grant an extension or transferring the benefit of an agreement to the buyer.
Leasehold Conveyancing in Aigburth - Sample of Questions you should ask before buying
Is anyone aware of any major works in the planning that will likely increase the service fees? Please note that where the lease has less than eighty years it will affect the marketability of the apartment. Check with your mortgage company that they are content with residual term of the lease. Leases with less than 80 years remaining means that you will almost definitely have to extend the lease sooner rather than later and it is worth finding out what this would cost. For most Aigburthlease extensions you would be be obliged to have owned the premises for two years before you are legally able to carry out a lease extension. How many years remain on the lease?