My family lawyer has sent a quote for £1700 for no sale no fee conveyancing in Blackheath. I’m looking to sell a Victorian house for £300,000. This appears too much. Is it above the norm for conveyancing in Blackheath?
The charges are a tad high. If you shop around you might trim some of the cost by as much as £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you maycome to regret choosing an an unknown lawyer. If is important to ensure the firm can represent your mortgage company. Do employ our search tool to locate a Blackheath conveyancing company on the lender’s approved list of lawyers which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Blackheath.
How does conveyancing in Blackheath differ for new build properties?
Most buyers of new build premises in Blackheath contact us having been asked by the seller to sign contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because developers in Blackheath tend to buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in Blackheath or who has acted in the same development.
I have been on the look out for a flat up to £305k and found one near me in Blackheath I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 remaining years left on the lease. There is not much else in Blackheath in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a grave error purchasing a lease with such few years left?
If you need a mortgage that many years 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 existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of twenty four months you may request that they start the process of the extension and then assign it to you. An additional ninety years can be extended on to the current lease and have £0 ground rent by law. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor regarding this.
As co-executor for the estate of my grandmother I am selling a property in Neath but I am based in Blackheath. My conveyancer (approximately 300 miles from mehas requested that I execute a stat dec prior to the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Blackheath who can attest and place their company stamp on the document?
strictly speaking you should not be required to have the documents witnessed by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily any notary public or solicitor will do regardless of whether they are based in Blackheath
My wife and I purchased a leasehold flat in Blackheath. Conveyancing and Halifax mortgage are in place. A letter has just been received from someone claiming to own the reversionary interest in the property. Attached was a demand for arrears of ground rent dating back to 1997. The conveyancing solicitor in Blackheath who previously acted has now retired. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is make enquiries of HMLR to be sure that this person is in fact the registered owner of the freehold reversion. It is not necessary to incur the fees of a Blackheath conveyancing lawyer to do this as it can be done on-line for a few pound. You should note that regardless, even if this is the legitimate freeholder, under the Limitation Act 1980 no more than 6 years of rent can be collected.
After months of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Blackheath. Can we issue an application to the Residential Property Tribunal Service?
if there is a absentee landlord or if there is disagreement about the premium for a lease extension, under the relevant legislation it is possible to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) to decide the price payable.
An example of a Lease Extension matter before the tribunal for a Blackheath property is 73 Walerand Road in August 2012. the result of the findings of the Tribunal led to a premium to be paid for the extended lease in respect of Flat 73 in the sum of £10,040. The premium applicable in respect of Flat 85 was £5,710. This case was in relation to 2 flats. The remaining number of years on the lease was 72 years.
My mother and father cant seem to find their Blackheath land registry title on the online search facility. They have a vague memory fifty years ago when they bought the house there were complications concerning Blackheath not being recognised in some systems.
Almost all residences in Blackheath should appear. Have you limited your search to just the postcode. Ordinarily it will mention all the properties inside the postcode. Where registered it will show up with a title number. If they bought back in the 70’s it's conceivable it may be unregistered. The address could still be revealed but with the title number identified as 'na'. In this scenario you will need to locate the original title deeds which may be with your parent’s lender.