I am planning to acquire a property and require a conveyancing solicitor in Barons Court who is on the Chelsea Building Society solicitor. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?
Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for Chelsea Building Society in certain locations such as Barons Court. We dont recommend any particular firm.
My colleague recommended that if I am buying in Barons Court I should ask my conveyancer to execute a Neighbourhood, Planning and Local Amenity Search. Can you explain what the purpose of this search is?
This is a search is usually included in the estimate for your Barons Court conveyancing searches. It is not a small document of more than thirty pages, listing and setting out important information about Barons Court around the property and the people living there. It incorporates an Aerial Photograph, Planning Applications, Land Use, Mobile Phone Masts, Rights of Way, the local Housing Market, Council Tax Banding, the demographics of People living in the area, the dominant type of Housing, the Average Property Price, Crime details, Local Education with plans and statistics, Local Amenities and other useful data concerning Barons Court.
Me and my brother purchased a renovated Edwardian house in Barons Court. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Skipton Building Society. I did a free Land Registry search last week and there are two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the matching property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?
You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register for mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in Barons Court and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they buy they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with lenders. You can also check the situation with the conveyancing lawyer who conducted the conveyancing.
In what way does the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 impact my commercial offices in Barons Court and how can you help?
The 1954 Act gives a safeguard to business tenants, giving them the legal entitlement to make a request to court for a renewal tenancy and continue in occupation at the end of an expired lease. There are certain specified grounds that a landlord can refrain from granting a lease renewal and the rules are involved. Fees are different for commercial conveyancing. Barons Court is one of the numerous locations in which the firms we work with have offices
We're FTB’s - agreed a price, yet the estate agent told us that the seller will only proceed if we appoint the agent's chosen lawyers as they want an ‘expedited deal’. My instinct tells me that we should use a local solicitor accustomed to conveyancing in Barons Court
We suspect that the seller is not behind this requirement. If they want ‘a quick sale', turning down a genuine buyer is going to damage their objectives. Bypass the agents and go straight to the sellers and make the point that (a)you are motivated buyers (b)you are ready to progress, with finances in place © you have nothing to sell (d) you intend to proceed fast (e)but you will continue to instruct your own,trusted Barons Court conveyancing solicitors - not the ones that will give the estate agent a commission or hit his conveyancing thresholds pre-set by corporate headquarters.
There are only Sixty One years remaining on my lease in Barons Court. I now wish to extend my lease but my landlord is missing. What options are available to me?
If you qualify, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you can submit an application to the County Court for an order to dispense with the service of the initial notice. This will mean that your lease can be extended by the magistrate. However, you will be required to prove that you or your lawyers have used your best endeavours to find the landlord. In some cases a specialist should be useful to conduct investigations and prepare an expert document which can be accepted by the court as proof that the freeholder can not be located. It is advisable to get professional help from a solicitor in relation to devolving into the landlord’s absence and the application to the County Court covering Barons Court.
I am the leaseholder of a first floor flat in Barons Court. In the absence of agreement between myself and the freeholder, can the Leasehold valuation Tribunal make a decision on the sum payable for a lease extension?
in cases where there is a absentee freeholder or if there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the relevant statutes it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to make a decision on the price.
An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Barons Court premises is 19 Crisp Road in June 2009. Following a vesting order (Under section 26 of the Leasehold Reform,Housing and Urban Development Act 1993) The tribunal determined that the premium payable for the acquisition of the freehold was £33,756,apportioned as to£12,285 for the lower at and £21,471for the upper fat. This case affected 2 flats. The unexpired lease term was 68.32 years.