We see that you have a search directory identifying solicitors on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Do companies pay you a referral fee if I retain them for our conveyancing in Alresford?
We are a listing service only for law firms wishing to communicate if they are on the Nottingham conveyancing panel or other lender panels. We do not charge referral fees to any conveyancer that you subsequently appoint for your conveyancing in Alresford.
Me and my partner are purchasing a flat in Alresford. I might seem paranoid but how we can trust a lawyer? At some point we will need to put funds into their account. What protection do we have from them run away with our monies?
Be assured that all money in a Solicitors client account is 100% safe, and even if your Solicitor ran off with it, the Law Society would reimburse you fully.
I have today made my last payment due on my mortgage with Nottingham. I assume I don't need a Alresford conveyancer on the Nottingham panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Please confirm.
If you have finished paying off your Nottingham mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nottingham mortgage from the register. Nottingham, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Nottingham has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Nottingham has instructed the Land Registry to do so
Leeds Building Society have agreed my mortgage in principle, my offer on a flat in Alresford has been agreed to, what happens next?
The property agent will want to be informed of your conveyancing practitioner's details (be sure the conveyancers are on the bank’s approved list). Telephone Leeds Building Society or the financial adviser and complete any relevant forms. Leeds Building Society will appoint a valuer who will get in touch with the selling agent or vendor to schedule a time for the valuation to happen. Once conducted (assuming no problems) it takes approximately ten days to receive the mortgage offer. Leeds Building Society will issue the offer to you and your lawyers. The transaction will then take it’s course according the nature and complexity of the conveyancing in Alresford.
Are there restrictive covenants that are commonly picked up during conveyancing in Alresford?
Restrictive covenants can be picked up when reviewing land registry title as part of the legal transfer of property in Alresford. An 1874 stipulation that was seen was ‘The houses to be erected on the estate are each to be of a uniform elevation in accordance with the drawings to be prepared or approved by the vendor’s surveyor…’
Yesterday I discovered that there is a flying freehold issue on a house I put an offer in two weeks back in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Alresford is where the house is located. Is there any advice you can give?
Flying freeholds in Alresford are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even though you don't necessarily need a conveyancing solicitor in Alresford you must be sure that your lawyer goes through the deeds very carefully. Your lender may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Alresford may decide that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am disposing of a house in Monmouth but I am based in Alresford. My solicitor (who is 235 kilometers awayneeds me to sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Could you suggest a conveyancing practitioner in Alresford to witness this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not need to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will suffice regardless of whether they are Alresford based
I've found a house that appears to meet my requirements, at a great price which is making it more attractive. I have subsequently found out that the title is leasehold as opposed to freehold. I would have thought that there are particular concerns buying a house with a leasehold title in Alresford. Conveyancing lawyers have are soon to be instructed. Will they explain the issues?
Most houses in Alresford are freehold rather than leasehold. This is one of the situations where having a local solicitor who is familiar with the area who can help the conveyancing process. We note that you are buying in Alresford in which case you should be looking for a Alresford conveyancing solicitor and check that they have experience in transacting on leasehold houses. First you will need to check the number of years remaining. As a leaseholder you will not be entirely free to do whatever you want to the property. The lease will likely included provisions such as requiring the freeholder’spermission to conduct alterations. It may be necessary to pay a maintenance charge towards the upkeep of the estate where the property is part of an estate. Your solicitor will appraise you on the various issues.
I bought a 1st floor flat in Alresford, conveyancing formalities finalised December 2012. How much will my lease extension cost? Corresponding properties in Alresford with over 90 years remaining are worth £202,000. The ground rent is £60 charged once a year. The lease runs out on 21st October 2076
You have 56 years left to run we estimate the price of your lease extension to be between £29,500 and £34,000 plus legals.
The figure that we have given is a general guide to costs for extending a lease, but we cannot give you the actual costs without more comprehensive due diligence. You should not use the figures in a Notice of Claim or as an informal offer. There may be other concerns that need to be taken into account and clearly you should be as accurate as possible in your negotiations. Please do not take any other action based on this information before seeking the advice of a professional.